[development] trouble destructing xml

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Fri Mar 25 13:45:08 UTC 2011

On 3/24/11 10:58 PM, David Metzler wrote:
> Regarding introspection..... Not quite true.  I use print_r on simplexml objects all the time with dsm.
> drupal_set_message('<pre>' . print_r($xml,1) .'</pre>');

Hmm. That's never worked for me, and the note on php.net suggests it 
doesn't work for others. But if it works for you, great. I do want to 
note, though, that dsm() is not a shorthand for drupal_set_message(); 
it's a completely different function in the devel module.

> although it sounds like the drupal community is pretty "down" on its use.

For my part, I didn't mean to suggest I'm "down" on SimpleXML, rather 
that it may be working fine (though it sounds like it wasn't for Jeff) 
even if inspection suggests otherwise.

> I'll start giving qp a look , but this community has frowned on bundling third party libraries with drupal contrib modules in the past.

Kevin O has already pointed out QueryPath is okay on licensing, but 
that's not enough to make it okay for Drupal.org. The policy against 
hosting third party work on Drupal.org goes beyond licensing concerns. See:


That said, QueryPath is _not_ third party. The maintainer of the module 
on Drupal.org is the lead developer of the QueryPath project at 
querypath.org. It's first party.

Scott Reynen

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