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Perl vs XML: What are the differences?

What is Perl? Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

What is XML? A simple, very flexible text format. A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

Perl and XML belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

Perl is an open source tool with 436 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Perl's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Perl has a broader approval, being mentioned in 133 company stacks & 64 developers stacks; compared to XML, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 27 developer stacks.

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What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

What is XML?

A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
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      In addition to our fancy Docker setup, we have captured and sanitized production logs for the behavior of our legacy Perl MTA, and we can test that the log output from the new Go version behaves the same way as the old version. These tests are set up to allow us to switch between the legacy and new version of the MTA and ensure that both systems behave in a legacy-compatible way. Not only can we ensure that we operate against a variety of issues we've seen over time from inboxes, but we know that the newest version of our MTA continues to cover all the same expected behaviors of the legacy version. #CodeCollaborationVersionControl #ContinuousIntegration

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      SVN (Subversion)
      SVN (Subversion)
      Git
      Git
      JSON
      JSON
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      Python
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      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code

      I use Visual Studio Code because at this time is a mature software and I can do practically everything using it.

      • It's free and open source: The project is hosted on GitHub and it’s free to download, fork, modify and contribute to the project.

      • Multi-platform: You can download binaries for different platforms, included Windows (x64), MacOS and Linux (.rpm and .deb packages)

      • LightWeight: It runs smoothly in different devices. It has an average memory and CPU usage. Starts almost immediately and it’s very stable.

      • Extended language support: Supports by default the majority of the most used languages and syntax like JavaScript, HTML, C#, Swift, Java, PHP, Python and others. Also, VS Code supports different file types associated to projects like .ini, .properties, XML and JSON files.

      • Integrated tools: Includes an integrated terminal, debugger, problem list and console output inspector. The project navigator sidebar is simple and powerful: you can manage your files and folders with ease. The command palette helps you find commands by text. The search widget has a powerful auto-complete feature to search and find your files.

      • Extensible and configurable: There are many extensions available for every language supported, including syntax highlighters, IntelliSense and code completion, and debuggers. There are also extension to manage application configuration and architecture like Docker and Jenkins.

      • Integrated with Git: You can visually manage your project repositories, pull, commit and push your changes, and easy conflict resolution.( there is support for SVN (Subversion) users by plugin)

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      How developers use Perl and XML
      Avatar of Perljobs.Ru
      Perljobs.Ru uses PerlPerl

      The whole backend part (deployment and other scripts, business logic, web interface) is written in Perl.

      Весь бэкенд (скрипты деплоя и прочие, бизнес-логика, веб-интерфейс) написан на Perl.

      Avatar of John Galbraith
      John Galbraith uses PerlPerl

      I use Perl to rip through log files and compare them to some signature files I have created. When I get a match, it adds the bad guy to the list of shame in MySQL.

      Avatar of Alexander Karelas
      Alexander Karelas uses PerlPerl

      A very expressive language, lets you say the same thing in many different ways

      Avatar of rapt.fm
      rapt.fm uses PerlPerl

      We use perl with rex to control our distributed systems.

      Avatar of ssshake
      ssshake uses PerlPerl

      I use perl on some legacy applications.

      Avatar of ofaurax
      ofaurax uses XMLXML

      Human-readable storage

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