[Haskell-cafe] Standard package file format

Richard A. O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Mon Sep 19 00:27:17 UTC 2016

On 17/09/16 4:47 PM, Bardur Arantsson wrote:
> I was actually curious about this, and it's interesting to note that
> even JSON which was supposed to have *ONE STANDARD* now apparently has
> two, an ECMA one and and IETF RFC (seems to be more recent).

It's a long sad story.  The ECMA standard exists for largely politcal
reasons.  The RFC is the "active" one.

JSON is a textbook example of "syntax-first".

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