On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 04:26:29AM -0800, Zelphir Kaltstahl wrote: > I wrote some program which uses the `yaml` library to parse some data files. > > > However, this morning, I had an idea. I often read, that XML is sort of a > more verbose form of S-Expressions or that it at least could be replaced by > S-Expressions. So why not use that instead of YAML? Why not simply put the > data into S-Expressions in those files and simply `require` them?
There was once a paper, called something like "The essence of XML" that explained that the whole point of a complex thing like XML wasn't transporting tree structures between memory and files. That's rather easy, and is what S-expressions do admirbly already. The essence of XML was namespace management. -- hendrik -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.