I hate new DUB config format

terchestor via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Mon Nov 30 09:18:50 PST 2015

On Monday, 30 November 2015 at 17:06:56 UTC, ZombineDev wrote:
> On Monday, 30 November 2015 at 15:41:39 UTC, Tourist wrote:
>> On Monday, 30 November 2015 at 15:12:13 UTC, Sönke Ludwig 
>> wrote:
>>> The number of posts in this thread has multiple reasons, I'd 
>>> argue that it's questionable to draw conclusions from that.
>> Don't fool yourself. You made a mistake. That's fine. Own and 
>> fix it. Trying to make it look good is only making everything 
>> worse.
>> Any idea in this group will have a few enthusiasts, but here 
>> you have the majority of the community complaining and the 
>> three leaders Walter, Andrei, Martin tell you clear as rain 
>> you are wrong. What and why are you arguing?
>>> Also, you need to contrast this to the amount of posts that 
>>> complained about JSON, or those that would have happened for 
>>> a different format choice.
>> So let's add more. How does that logic work?
>> Do you have an answer to the comment that the file format is 
>> dead?
> No he didn't make a mistake. He added a better alternative to 
> JSON, because other people demanded.

The poll 
shows right now that 70% of 98 voters DISILIKE SDL.

> SDLang is very good format

Why does nobody use it then? Not even the peoples who introduced 
it use it.

> I prefer it to all other formats for this purpose. It is more 
> readable than JSON and this ***all*** that matters.

What is your largest SDL file? Please paste it so we can look for 

> I don't even know why people complain about it. No one forces 
> them to use it.

They complain because it's there and it should not be.

> The whole argument that you shouldn't use something, just 
> because it is not popular is stupid. After all why are you even 
> on this forum? D is not the most popular language. Other 
> programming communities invent new DSLs everyday and this 
> doesn't stop people from using those languages/libaries. Just 
> look at the ruby ecosystem.

Popularity is not the first argument.

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