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  • proper n. A retronym for YAML Ain't Markup Language that meant originally Yet Another Markup Language


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  • And of course, even the 1.0 specification of YAML didn't use #YAML: 1.0, it specifies the use of "\% YAML: 1.0" (which is of course different to the current "final draft").

    Planet Perl

  • We can also see that META. yml is based on the "1.0" (which, of course, was basically an "final draft alpha") specification of YAML, which is now deprecated to the point of being basically useless.

    Planet Perl

  • Essentially, use HTTP as your RPC transport mechanism, REST as your architecture, and data representations such as YAML or JSON, rather than anything more heavyweight or, worse still, inventing your own RPC mechanisms.

    Zurich Open Source Jam 3

  • Ideally, the format of every block apart from raw data blocks should be in some introspectible format, such as YAML, so that it's easy to enumerate every reference to another block within them, without explicit knowledge of all the types and their encodings, in order to simplify the recursive unlink strategy I describe later, and so that integrity checkers that follow the tree making sure the reference counts are correct can be easily and reliably implemented.

    Snell-Pym » A stressful upgrade - and a design for a better backup system

  • And so after a brief spurt of buzzword-driven development, XML as a data interchange format fell away to things like JSON and YAML; while, as usual, people in the LISP world have been using s-expressions for code and data since the 1950s.

    Snell-Pym » Designing a general data model

  • I'm sure there was a bit of "why not use YAML?" with regards to the and cheers to it remaining in Python.

    This Data Format Feels Wrong - Leah Culver's Blog

  • If you insist on fighting against XML namespaces, you might as well be using YAML or JSON.

    Scripting News for 7/16/2007 « Scripting News Annex

  • It is comparable with other text-based serialization languages such as JSON and YAML

    Slovenian national TV enters Second Life - SLOG

  • I found a work-around through Google that advise adding “identified by” to the grant stmts, notwithstanding that password is provided in the YAML.

    The Big Rewrite

  • If you want something similarly lightweight, but actually well-specified, and still human-readable, you might consider YAML, which actually * is* designed to be a cross-environment data transfer language.

    Scripting News for 12/20/2006 « Scripting News Annex


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