Recommended "new" way for config files

Jonathan Gardner jgardner at jonathangardner.net
Tue Jan 19 22:22:02 CET 2010


On Jan 8, 2:54 pm, Ben Finney <ben+pyt... at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Chris Rebert <c... at rebertia.com> writes:
> > JSON is one option:http://docs.python.org/library/json.html
>
> YAML <URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAML> is another contender.
> Compared to JSON, it is yet to gain as much mind-share, but even more
> human-friendly and no less expressive.
>
> Here are some discussions of YAML that can help you evaluate it:
>
>     <URL:http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-matters23.html>
>     <URL:http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001114.html>
>     <URL:http://webignition.net/articles/xml-vs-yaml-vs-json-a-study-to-find-a...>
>
>

YAML is far too complex to be useful. I played with it a while and
found the syntax even more confusing than XML, which is quite a feat.



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