[Python-ideas] Python Object Notation (PyON)

Josiah Carlson josiah.carlson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 22:59:35 CET 2008

I ran into some empty string issues, some binary string issues, and
I've heard from Guido that he's had some issues with empty lists.
These are all trivial cases in json.

I also don't know how yaml handles unicode data, but I do know that a
good json library will have no issues with unicode.

 - Josiah

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 3:54 AM, Jan Kanis <jan.kanis at phil.uu.nl> wrote:
> On 05/11/2008, Josiah Carlson <josiah.carlson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone in this discussion used either Yaml or Json?  I've used
>> both.  And I much prefer Json.  The libraries to encode and decode in
>> most languages worth mentioning are *very* fast (comparable to
>> cPickle).  Yaml...not so much.  Never mind that Yaml has some ugly
>> bits that make it's use as a configuration language (which isn't
>> uncommon) have some very unpleasant gotchas.
> Josiah,
> A bit OT, but I'm wondering, what kind of unpleasant gotchas are we
> talking about? I've used YAML a very little bit, but it looked very
> interesting to me. Could you give a pointer to what unpleasantness to
> expect?
> Jan

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