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Re^2: To Extend, to Use, to Create

by Fletch (Chancellor)
on Dec 07, 2020 at 19:11 UTC ( #11124793=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: To Extend, to Use, to Create
in thread To Extend, to Use, to Create

Personal opinion I'd quibble with your last sentence, at least if we were to limit to "humans who program". Especially for deeply nested hashes I prefer reading the tidy'd output from (say) jq . config.json than trying to unroll an XML representation which is probably going to be much . . . "chattier". Then again I may have been biased by having to decode (say) Jenkins' XML configs (and other Java ecosystem offenders).

Not to mention on the third hand I marginally like YAML better than JSON still for arbitrary applications in general, so . . .

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Re^3: To Extend, to Use, to Create
by karlgoethebier (Abbot) on Dec 08, 2020 at 07:32 UTC
    "...deeply nested ..."

    Yes sure. But I'm still convinced that configuration files shouldn't be deeply nested. And writing JSON config files by hand? I'm not sure if this is a good idea. Considered harmful. "May be it's just a matter of taste" said the ape and bit into the soap ;-) (is bit simple past?)

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Re^3: To Extend, to Use, to Create
by Bod (Hermit) on Dec 07, 2020 at 22:22 UTC

    I agree with you Fletch that JSON is more human readable than XML. But equals separated key/value pairs are even more human readable, even to humans who don't program. Sure, they are not able to hold nested data but that isn't always needed.

    Many years ago I created what is essentially a hierarchical database for recording rights of way entirely in XML with separate files for every entry. So my code has generated 100's of 1000's of XML files!

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