[Exherbo-dev] Replacing metadata.xml

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 29 15:31:04 BST 2008


On Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:50:19 +0200
Alexander Færøy <ahf at exherbo.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 11:09:29PM +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > I am assuming we don't want metadata.xml. I am also assuming that it
> > would be nice to have something like GLEP 46. I am also also
> > assuming that we don't really want to stick that information in
> > every single exheres for a given qpn.
> > 
> > So... What should we do?
> 
> How horrible would YAML be for such thing? It's readable and most
> scripting languages have parsers for it.
> 
> Doesn't Paludis have a YAML parser as well?

YAML's just as much of a pain in the ass to parse as XML is. And Syck,
the only usable C YAML parser last time I looked, is not exactly easy
to work with...

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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