Sometimes I think of projects that I may or may not ever get around to doing.
Other times people come on to chat and say “What does julia need?”.
I’m not sure how well they line up, but anyway I thought we could maybe have a list.
This is part of the C# /.Net standard library, I was surprised to find that it isn’t common in other languages.
Simple Xml is a java library for it.
Apparently Pyxser is a python library for it, i’ve not used that though.
This is a bit less simple than MD5.jl.
One needs to implement decorators, probably with a macro,
so that some fields can be serialized to attributes and others to child elements.
And there are issued with infinite recursion etc, but clearly these have been handled acceptably in other languages; so that solution can be ported to here.
I think this is very useful, as it is much easier to work with in language types than with XML direct manipulation (as in LightXML.jl and EzXML.jl).
What random self contained projects have you been thinking about?