Any views on YAML?
scooterm at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 2 04:06:33 CEST 2003
Views On YAML:
- YAML is much better than XML if 'human readability' is truly
a top priority for your particular application.
- YAML can pass the 'grandma' test (so simple, your grandmother
can understand it without having to know 'techie' stuff).
- I use YAML for persisting metadata of all sorts. It is easy
to generate template-based transformations of YAML (just like one
would do with XML plus [*YUK*] XSLT). For this category, I use YAML
- It is not as popular as XML and therefore may be unfairly
disregarded or shunned by those who require buzzword compliance.
- It is relatively new and has some of the standard newness
annoyances (no built-in support in development tools, inconsistencies
and quirks, sparse interest).
cartermark46 at ukmail.com (Mark Carter) wrote in message news:<d3c9c04.0306030600.7b1c82cf at posting.google.com>...
> Does anyone have any particular views on YAML, esp. wrt XML?
> I've been storing information in CSV format - but lately I've been
> thinking that it might be nice to "beef it up a bit". So as well as
> storing the data itself, I might want to store the field descriptions,
> formatting style, and some other stuff. So a file would be processed
> along the lines of:
> repeat until eof:
> read-chunk-data #dependent on the header you find
> ... a la IFF (Interleaved File Format); for those who can cast their
> mind back to Amigas.
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