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Discussion on: Stop Using YAML

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Kevin Ard

We play a fine line between person and machine. More often than not, the machines win.

If anything, I played the middle ground - the "humans and machines can get along now" side of things.

Really, though, it's purely objective:

  • the tools that have made yaml ubiquitous are written in Go.
  • Go has struct tags and marshaling.
  • Why marshal to json when you can marshal to yaml with zero effort?
  • such is yaml.

When go dies, yaml will die.
Maybe?

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Arnauld Van Muysewinkel

Not only Go is a friend of YAML. It happens that Python syntax shares several similarities with YAML, and using YAML is very natural to a Python programmer. Go may die, YAML will survive add long as Python does ;-).