[Distutils] comparison of configuration languages

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Tue May 10 06:12:08 EDT 2016

10.05.2016, 12:43, Ionel Cristian Mărieș kirjoitti:
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Alex Grönholm 
> <alex.gronholm at nextday.fi <mailto:alex.gronholm at nextday.fi>> wrote:
>     So far the ONLY objective problems with YAML seems to be the
>     problematic implementation named PyYAML. If this is really the
>     case, I'd gladly help build a better one just to prevent TOML from
>     being chosen for this task. That we're even /considering/ building
>     something as important as this on an unstable standard is pretty
>     horrifying to me in itself.
> ​Just my two cents here: every time, but every every time,​ I have to 
> google around about how to create a multi-line string in YAML. There 
> are too many ways to write the same thing. And lets not forget those 
> damn sexagesimal literals. The complexity of that language is beyond 
> repair, it's not a *library* problem. Just look at insanities like 
> this 
> <http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3790454/in-yaml-how-do-i-break-a-string-over-multiple-lines/21699210#21699210> 
> ​or this <http://blog.teamlazerbeez.com/2009/04/15/yaml-gotchas/>​ .
I have no problem with any of the examples you linked to.
> Thanks,
> -- IonelCristian Mărieș, http://blog.ionelmc.ro

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