Re: how to store list of varying types

"Tom Serface" <>
Tue, 1 Jul 2008 07:23:17 -0700
Ah, FWIW, I agree with you. My experience has been that the difference
parsing XML and "something else" is trivial so staying with something
standard that is easy to read makes sense. That also makes it easy to
debug. The only time I can see not using a readable file is if you are
storing sensitive data or you just don't want to give the user a chance to
muck up their data. I haven't found very many times when that is true so I
mostly either use the registry or XML files these days.


"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

Apparently there is a desire to avoid parsing the XML more than once. I'm
not sure this
is justified, but I've given several workarounds.

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:23:13 -0700, "Tom Serface"
<> wrote:

Why not just write out real XML? It makes it easier to test, read, and
modify outside your program. You'd need a special routine to read either
type of file. I haven't been following this thread closely so perhaps
has already been suggested and discounted for some reason.



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