I hate new DUB config format

Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Wed Nov 25 16:06:05 PST 2015

On 11/25/2015 06:37 PM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> So, from the standpoint of whether folks new to dub will have to learn a
> new file format, JSON is clearly better than SDL, though SDL may in fact
> be a better file format for a configuration file if you know both.

That sums it up nicely.

I am sorry for being curt, but I really need to get work done and this 
is not getting work done. I could argue my point about SDL vs. JSON and 
explain at length what I think; then I could reply to folks who 
decompose my own points down to misplaced commas and attempt to do the 
same to them; and 300 posts later essentially nothing got done and 
everybody wasted a bunch of time.

Folks. Things could go either way, and there's pros and cons to every 
engineering decision. But we don't need to make this a debate. It took 
me 5 seconds to figure this was a strategy mistake. I clearly see how it 
could take someone else 5 seconds to figure this was a strategy win. 
They call those judgment calls because there's no clear cut. To the 
extent I've accumulated some street cred and karma in our community, I 
hope it can be traded for some saying in what the strategy should be. If 
that's the case, please let's get it carried. I can't afford to debate 
this tooth and nail because it takes me away from things that matter more.


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