Name that alternative to XML
I remember somebody on this forum posting a link to an alternative to XML, but for the life of me, I can't remember the name of it and I'm having no luck with Google.
X or Y -- not much of a difference:-)
It is very good for stuff that needs to be read by people as much as programmed with, such as configuration files. Kind of fits with a Python state of mind too :)
YAML. Yep, that's the one.
Thought maybe you were talking about JSON:
Lisp SEXPs. www.cliki.net.
The LDAP protocol uses ASN.1/BER which can be thought of as a binary-capable XML. I bring it up because it allows encapsulation of objects and binary objects can be included without extra overhead (e.g., converting to base64 for inclusion in an XML doc).
CSV (Comma-Separated Variable) ;))
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