On 21/09/02 12:46 -0600, why the lucky stiff wrote:
> Steve Howell (showell@...) wrote:
> > The YAML talk seemed to be well received. Most of the questions afterward dealt
> > with quoting issues. I had sort of pitched YAML as a Pythonic way of
> > representing your data, without having to quote all the strings. Folks also
> > asked whether I had investigated ReStructuredText (REST). I haven't. If
> > somebody has comments about REST, please add them to this page:
> I believe the original StructuredText was a Zope product. Incredibly useful
> because you could use Wiki-like markup in a document (a StructuredText document)
> and include it in your DTML or PageTemplate. The document could be rendered
> as HTML.
> So StructuredText IS markup but it complements YAML well I think. I know
> there was an effort to get StructuredText standardized for Python docstrings
> and it appears to have continued into reStructuredText.
> The nice thing is that StructuredText could likely be used quite simply with
> PyYaml. I have long wanted to tie in a Wiki markup into Yod. If StructuredText
> parsers were avilable for Ruby I would likely use it.
Sounds like a good use for a YAML transfer:
stuff: !structured-text |
hmm. With the YAML type repository we can really start opening up the doors
to supporting many standard data types in many domains. !xml, !html, etc.
Loader/Dumper implementations are encouraged to implement as many as they
can, but none of them are strictly required.
I'm liking this more and more.