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Discussion on: Stop Using YAML

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Andrey Koleshko

Well, any usage that solves your current problems is appropriate one. But once it bumps into problems, it could mean two problems: the tool is used in wrong way, the tool itself is wrong. Mostly, it's a wrong way use. IMO, at this time is better to learn the tool deeper rather than switching to some other tool. It could be great to see some example drives you mad. It could clarify things, from my experience I've never had so big YAML files that's hard to parse. And from my experience working with Rails even very big files (translations, usually) don't bring any problems and irritating. Yes, sometimes it's hard to follow indentation. But with JSON it's a hard to follow parentheses, and indentation as well, if it's for humans. So I would say JSON is even worse.