dud: A dub replacement

Paolo Invernizzi paolo.invernizzi at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 09:53:56 UTC 2019

On Monday, 18 November 2019 at 09:42:16 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-11-18 at 09:31 +0000, Sebastiaan Koppe via 
> Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
>> On Monday, 18 November 2019 at 08:57:58 UTC, Russel Winder 
>> wrote:
>> > Is SDL the right format? Cargo uses TOML to great effect.
>> > 
>> > And TOML has, I suspect greater traction more widely than 
>> > SDL.
>> I personally prefer SDL when it comes to nested data, but 
>> yeah, that would work as well.
>> The point I was making is to just have 1 format. With dud that 
>> should be possible.
> For me the argument is that SDL and TOML are intended for 
> human's to write configuration scripts, whilst XML and JSON are 
> intended for computers to send data to other computers.

A win-win move would be to have dud emit the other formats 
automatically as part of the compilation procedure, so to have 
always all of them present and synced on the content.

It shouldn't be too much difficult, and maybe it's a cleaver way 
to move on from discussions about different formats.

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