All I'm declaring off topic is the comparison of EGL to any other language ... it causes too much rancor.Then I suggest you moderate the rancor, not the subject.
Solving problems involves presenting concrete solutions ... not comparing EGL's 4 lines of code to RPG's 4 lines of code.We compare code snippets all the time.
It's a comparison of the approaches, the same as SQL vs. native I/O, or Java vs. RPG. If comparisons of midrange technical approaches don't belong in the Midrange Technical List, then where?I presented a very simple case: parse an HTML page. Several people
noted interest in it.
In any case, this isn't the right list for that. If someone wants to know how to parse a HTML page in EGL, that discussion should be on the EGL list.
Yes, I have my own opinions about EGL ... which are unimportant in this case ... this decision is *ONLY* intended to preserve the integrity of the list. Which isn't served by bickering about which language and/or framework is better.The only thing I agree with is that the bickering should stop. That is your job, and requires you to moderate the comments, both publicly and privately. I contend that the comparison of the various technical approaches is *exactly* what these lists are about, and this list in particular.
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