[Distutils] toml

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Tue Oct 28 16:09:49 CET 2014

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 07:43 -0700, Chris Jerdonek wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 2:59 AM, holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 16:45 -0400, Daniel Holth wrote:
> >> I liked it because I agree with the TOML author that the YAML spec
> >> gives rage; YAML seems to be defined as a bunch of things that the end
> >> user is supposed to think are intuitive, but try understanding and
> >> correctly parsing the full set of what is allowed... TOML on the other
> >> hand is short.
> >
> > Don't know but TOML could work well as a user facing config syntax.
> > Seems to be reasonably well defined and more expressive than plain ini
> > files.  Would be curious if it could be used for tox for example.
> Daniel, Holger, et al., what is wrong with ini out of curiosity?

E.g. There are no types with normal ini files, so integers, strings,
lists etc. all have to be done manually, i.e. without support from the


> Thanks,
> --Chris

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