[Haskell-cafe] A new yaml module

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 15:23:56 UTC 2014

On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 3:57 AM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:

> * There are problems with roundtripping, since YAML allows for ambiguity
> about the data type of values[2]. For example, in the yaml snippet `foo:
> 1234`, is 1234 intended to be numeric or a string? Either is valid.

YAML is a pretty accurate representation of Perl values, so this is
inevitable. I'm left wondering if YAML is even appropriate for Haskell....

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