[darcs-users] machine-readable formats (Was: the state of the adventure)
lele at nautilus.homeip.net
Fri Sep 3 09:23:42 UTC 2010
On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:39:42 +0100
Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> wrote:
> * As far as I'm concerned, "not-XML" is a feature.
I second that, XML is expecially overkill when the structure is simple
enough that most "plain-text markup" would be up to the task. JSON is
simpler, but still not simple enough. I'd welcome (a strict subset of)
something like YAML (see http://yaml.org/ for an example) instead, that
offers a nice readable stream, based on common glyphs and indentation
to render arbitrary structures.
IMO, the main problem is the encoding, even with darcs current XML
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