yaml and aeson Was: Growing Haskell Platform

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Fri Dec 7 11:00:45 CET 2012

* Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> [2012-12-07 11:51:40+0200]
> > As for toYAML/toJSON, I guess most of the time they are different anyway —
> > otherwise it's defeating the purpose of YAML to be more human-readable
> > than JSON.
> >
> >
> I don't think that's true in practice. Most of the readability of YAML
> comes from the syntax, not the choice of actual serialization structure.
> But I could be mistaken.

Not the serialization structure, no.

I meant that YAML has some flexibility in syntax, which probably should
be exploited by the instance writer to improve readability.

For that you'd need a sufficiently adjustable pretty-printer, but that
also means that you can't reuse ToJSON.


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