Darth Paradox (darthparadox) wrote,
Darth Paradox

What I'd like to do:
    String xml = "(some XML here)";
    Document doc = Document.parseXml(xml);

What I have to do instead:
    String xml = "(some XML here)";
    DocumentBuilderFactory factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
    DocumentBuilder builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();

    Reader reader = new StringReader(xml);
    InputSource in = new InputSource(reader);

    Document doc = builder.parse(in);

Not counting the line declaring the XML string, that's five times as many lines of code as what I'm conceptually trying to do. And this isn't the first time I've had to write this code, either.

I don't really have a choice about using Java for this project, but I'd really like the language - and all its common libraries - to just get the hell out of my way and let me write what I mean.

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