On 20/04/03 23:17 +0100, Rich wrote:
> I'm converting IBMs ICU locales into perl objects and would love to use YAML
> for persistence - the difference in readability between XML::Dumper and YAML
> dumps is substantial - a great testament to YAMLs design.
> Unfortunately ICU locales use unicode, so the current YAML.pm is out of the
> 1) I read in the archives that a new release of YAML.pm will be available soon
> - will it support unicode?
The new YAML.pm is a framework for plugin modules. Eventually there will
be several loaders and dumpers. Some will support unicode and some may
not. At least one pair will wrap libyaml, libsyck etc.
> 2) Is there a rough timetable for libyaml development? Will the first public
> release be available within a few weeks/months? Of course I'm assuming that
> YAML.pm would effectively then become a perl wrapper around libyaml - is that
> a correct assumption?
I really can't put a definite timetable on it. But I can say I would be
surprised if there was solid unicode solution before 6 months from now.
But it *will* happen.
> Sorry for all the questions, but I'm just itching to dump (bad joke!)
> Storable, XML::Dumper etc. and replace it with a shiny new YAML.pm.
Patience. The day will come.