[rust-dev] Configuration files library for Rust

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 14:04:38 PST 2014


On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Tony Arcieri <bascule at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 1:53 PM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> The problem being that only the braces matter, not the indentation.
>> Perhaps a missing brace is easier to see than a missing 8 space indent
>> or tab for some people, but not for me.
>
>
> And what do you do if you're editing another YAML file that someone started
> with 2-space tabs? Do you convert everything to 8? Use 8-space tabs just for
> your stuff and leave the rest of the file with 2-space tabs?

About as useful as saying non-YAML formats are less common, so all
hope is lost because you don't like YAML.

> I would venture to guess that 8-space YAML files are exceedingly uncommon.
>
> I'd also say 8-space tabs are ugly.

I'd say that they're far nicer than braces and encourage splitting up
the code/data sanely. Lots of nesting is hard to deal with, and
8-space indents discourage it.


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