On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 05:14:42PM -0400, Oren Ben-Kiki wrote:
| Is attached, together with an updated refcard. They contains everything
| we've discussed (at least I hope so). It does contain (off) and (nil) and I
| don't see a problem in that, not as long as we also allow for both
| hexadecimal and octal :-).
This is great; as you stated, I updated yaml.org/spec to point to
this new draft. I also made a few tweaks, mostly formatting
oriented to enable page-breaking for MSIE. I'm very happy with
the current spec; it has matured nicely and I consider this draft
to be very close to what I'd like to ship with; thanks Oren.
Let the nit-picking commence!
| There's one wart, however. I was forced to make a special case allowing a
| plain value take the value '-'.
| - : if false.
| + : if true.
Right. It seems like it is a small wart; I'm willing to live with it.
Ooh yes, in the next month or so, when I get a spec of time, I'd like
to do a serious update of the "preview" section with more lucid
examples (perhaps taken from later on in the spec) to give a
more detailed overview of what YAML is. For example, there
should be a single example demonstrating all of the possible
ways to express floating point scalars. Ideally, the section
on floating point could then just reference the preview
section rather than duplicating the example. This will not
affect any productions or semantics; just making the spec more
Further, we may want to clean up some of the terminology; my mind
is quite clouded at the moment with all of the changes.