Different Tools for Different Environments
- Inside an XML-oriented server While many 'XML Servers' rely on Java or COM objects for their internal processing, some - notably Zope - let you use scripting.
- Quick command-line processing Scripts simplify projects that need to process or modify large quantities of XML. Perl's many search and replace functions are commonly used here, but other tools, like REBOL and Python, are growing.
- Application-building There are times when a quick rollout that works is preferable to a finely crafted and highly efficient development process that takes months. Not all scripting languages can be used in this fashion, however.
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