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
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