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riccardo
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41Y

I use toml as much as I can for configs. It looks really readable to me, but I can understand how some people find it not really immediate, especially when reading arrays of tables

Ephera
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Yeah, I feel like it’s not perfect, but I haven’t yet figured out, how I would do it better.

And I definitely feel like it’s more adequate than INI, XML, JSON and YAML.

Ephera
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21Y

Here’s the spec, which I think, can be skimmed reasonably quickly: https://toml.io/en/latest

@yogthos
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I’m very happy with EDN myself.

@fishinthecalculator
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After the parentheses revolution we’ll use S-exps all the way down! :D

@yogthos
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Been working with Clojure for the past decade, and I would loathe to use any language without s-exps at this point. :)

@fishinthecalculator
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+1, for me it was Guile Scheme. I think that S-exp are actually unbeatable for their combo of simplicity, expressive power and strong specification (and they are like ~60 years old). No one of the above mentioned formats has all of these features.

@yogthos
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Yeah, I’m equal parts amused and depressed that CL and Scheme are much better languages that most of what’s come out since.

@BlackCentipede
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Dessalines
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Yeaahh. I love json as a data format, and hjsons for configs.

Ephera
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  # hash style comments
  # (because it's just one character)

I always found that argumentation silly, because personally I find the “#” so visually cluttering that I want a space after it, which I don’t care to have with “//”-comments.
The Python styleguide even recommends putting two spaces ahead of the “#” as well, which makes it four characters to start a comment.

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