On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 6:15 AM, <7845330@deadaddress.com> wrote:
Ingy you're wrong and avoided answering my question.

Honestly, 7845330, I've been trying to be helpful, but I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish.

You started the thread by saying: "
The block literal string scalar needs what every other data format has - a length header." Obviously, XML and JSON have no length header facility.

To be fair, you did not answer my questions:

* Why must you avoid indentation?
* Which, specifically, data formats are you referring to?

 
* XML and JSON both have terminators - XML closing tags, JSON closing
braces.  YAML has indentation.

I was referring to line-count or byte-count which is what you were talking about in the prior 2 paragraphs.
 
* A human editing a critical part of any YAML file can make it invalid;
same with any other format.

I meant that something like byte count is inherently fragile and non obvious for human editing,
 
* YAML isn't the only anything; I've seen dozens of hand-crafted,
in-house formats like it.


Please just answer the question:  With existing YAML, is it viable to
use two YAML documents inside the file, to avoid block literal
indentation? 

If it's hard to believe such needs exist, suffice to say that I have
them.  "It's a big world out there."  The answer is a straight yes/no.

The word "viable" is subjective, and subjective questions are usually not a straight yes/no.

However, since the second of your two example YAML documents is invalid, I'll risk the straight answer:

No.

The explanation is that even a top level literal block requires indentation.

-Ingy
 

Thank you.

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