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Nikita Popov's Blog:
A plea for less (XML) configuration files
July 10, 2012 @ 10:09:27

Nikita Popov has posted a plea to developers and project maintainers alike to stop using XML for their configuration files in their PHP-based applications.

I recently tried using Phing (a PHP build system) to do some simple release automation. Just creating a PEAR package and doing a few string replacements here and there. The result? After several wasted hours I ended up using Phing only for PEAR packaging and doing everything else in a custom PHP build script. The reason? Phing uses XML files to configure what it should do during a build.

He advocates a more native solution - a PHP script that defines the configuration options as a part of an object that can be injected into the parts of your app without the need for external dependencies.

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