Posted Apr 15, 2012 2:54 UTC (Sun) by dskoll
In reply to: They should be paying attention to the lumberjack project
Parent article: Toward more reliable logging
No, not YAML! YAML used to be a nice simple language, but the spec has become bloated and byzantine. It includes features that are completely inappropriate for structured logging like the ability to represent self-referential data structures.
I recently went through a large amount of pain converting our (commercial) product to use JSON for serialization rather than YAML just because YAML was becoming such a PITA.
Compare the one-page JSON spec with the monstrous YAML 1.2 spec.
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