On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Clark C . Evans wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 06:24:59PM -0400, Alan Jaffray wrote:
> | >From yaml.sourceforge.net:
> | YAML (tm) is a straight-forward data serilization language, offering
> | an alternative to XML where named lists and mixed content (anonymous
> | nodes within a named list) are not needed.
> | Why the limitation?
> Named lists (aka XML style) require an information model
> which does not have a direct image into native programmatic
> objects found in most languages: the list and the map.
Eh, if the only thing odd about XML were named lists, I'd be using XML. :)
It's the other few thousand pages of spec that I have issues with.
However, I see your point, and adding such a thing would probably cause
ambiguity going from YAML to data to YAML. Oh well.