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From: "why the lucky stiff" <yaml-core@...>
> Brian Ingerson (ingy@...) wrote:
> > Cool! I was thinking we should start a separate mailing list for
> > implementors. To discuss APIs and usages and ideas and such. Would anybody
> > interested in that?
> Yeah, I think it'd be nice to start building up our resources for YAML
> implementors. I'd like to start work on an FAQ or Implementor's Manual
> (where we could lay out common APIs, the TestingSuite, etc.) Probably
> we could accomplish quite a lot by organizing an implementor's section
> of WikiWiki.
Hmm. I've thought about this too, but I think we need to need to focus more on
users than implementors. I am hoping that anybody who wants to implement a new
YAML will speak up on the list, and we can help them get started.
What concerns me more is that a lot of potential YAML users might be daunted by
the spec, or they might just want more tutorials, FAQs, etc. I suspect users
would tend to be more impatient than implementors, and for good reason.
I have made a couple suggestions in this regard in prior posts. My favorite
YAML user document is the Ruby YAML cookbook, but I think there are a few things
that can be done to polish it. I also think we need a basic YAML tutorial, and
the Wiki is a great place to draft this.
Right now I am focusing my energy on putting more documentation and example code
into the PyYaml distribution. I hope to get some of that documentation up on
the web soon, too. When I get a break from PyYaml, I hope to contribute some
general YAML documentation.
> Whatever the case, it's a good time to start organizing.