[web-devel] RFC: Upcoming change in yaml parsing
michael at snoyman.com
Thu May 24 18:04:51 CEST 2012
Before releasing to Hackage, I wanted to see if anyone has objections
to an upcoming change in the yaml library. The issue is that values
that can be parsed as numbers are currently treated as numbers, even
if they're quoted. The change will instead treat any quoted value as a
string, and only unquoted values will be parsed. In other words:
Currently: decode "'1234'" == Number 1234
Changed: decode "'1234'" == String 1234
(Note the single quotes inside the double quotes.)
This will cause a small change in semantics, and in theory could break
people's code, though frankly I think the current behavior is a bug.
If people have objections to the change, let me know.
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