[Distutils] toml

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Oct 27 20:23:28 CET 2014

> On Oct 27, 2014, at 3:16 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Learned about toml the other day, looks like it could be useful for
> packaging. It is an .ini-style language that maps unambiguously to a
> dict, supports comments, and is used by rust's packaging system
> "cargo". https://github.com/toml-lang/toml
> Unfortunately at least 3 of the Python implementations don't seem to
> be up to date with the current version of the spec specifically
> regarding triple-""" strings.
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Ugh, I hate TOML. I’m -1 on any of the standards using it, but I also
think the standards should be around data exchange and should just use
JSON and leave front end stuff like that up to the implementations.

Donald Stufft
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