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Re: Mass bugs filing: bogus debian/watch files

On Mon, 05 Nov 2007, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Adeodato Simó wrote:
> > * Raphael Geissert [Mon, 05 Nov 2007 16:19:02 -0600]:
> >> It would of course be easier if there was some other kind of way
> >> to retrieve information from the BTS other than email and SOAP.
> > 
> > Why is SOAP not appropriate?
> I find SOAP very complex for some queries which could be easily served in a
> format like XML-RPC.


Unless your favorite language's soap bindings are horrid, SOAP should
be fairly simple and trivial.[1] None of the examples in
http://wiki.debian.org/DebbugsSoapInterface are "very complex", which
covers 3 of the reasonably popular languages.

I mean, in perl, it's as simple as:

perl -MSOAP::Lite -MData::Dumper \
     -e 'print Dumper(

Don Armstrong

1: I mean, the whole point of specifications like SOAP is to make it
easy to make trivial frameworks to implement neat things in a language
independent fashion.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads.
One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness.
The other, to total extinction.
Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
 -- Woody Allen

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