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Posted on 2007-12-12 01:36:21-08
by grantmin response to 6670
Re: how to preserve XML::Simple element order
Retaining element order is not and never will be a feature of XML::Simple. For some XML document types you might be able to hack it in by subclassing XML::Simple and overriding the new_hashref() method to supply a hashref tied to Tie::IxHash. That could solve the ABC case but it won't solve the ABA case.
The short answer is that if you care about element order then you should not use XML::Simple. XML::LibXML is an excellent alternative which for many use cases is really no harder to use than XML::Simple - as described in this article.