And When To Mix The Two Approaches?
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- Since XML parsers are very annoying (DOM, anyone?), we wrote our own
wrapper library on top, which supported a sub-set of XML that made our
- In general - if it takes longer to search for a good software tool,
then it will take to develop and maintain it - I prefer to develop it
and gain the extra control over the source and the features.
- Sometimes a hybrid approach is best - take an existing software that
does most of what you want, and add what you need. This is how we handled
the DNS server.