[OpenAFS] Selecting a configuration file format for OpenAFS Services
Sun, 17 May 2009 12:20:50 -0700
> The impression that I'm getting from the general trends in this area =
> that JSON is displacing YAML as the XML alternative of choice.
course, is a proper subset of YAML. If one does not need
the additional sugar of YAML, JSON can be a better place to
> I wouldn't mind using JSON, although it has the drawback of not having
> the section concept that's part of the Kerberos profile and Windows =
> formats. You can, of course, create an equivalent of sections with
> nested objects and that would work fine, but I think the clear
> syntactic separation of sections from settings in the profile and INI =
> useful for humans.
One of the concerns I thought I remembered being raised about
the krb/win formats was the lack of the ability to represent
some types of configuration settings. JSON/YAML might address
those. However, I do not recall someone providing the example
that could be used to evaluate the alternatives.