Saturday, December 24, 2005

Slingin' Code

I had a series of flashbacks when I read this article at the O'Reilly Radar on Yahoo! Web Services now returning chunks of Javascript to eval() in lieu of sending XML to parse and traverse. We were doing this 1997 on Bloomberg.com only with Perl code. What I remember of the practice was that it was helpful but often lead to interesting debugging sessions because the Perl was almost always generated by another program. It's not very useful to serve up static Perl code fragments after all, is it? Still it's refreshing to see alternatives to XML based web services.

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