[fpc-pascal] YAML support

Wimpie Nortje wimpienortje at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 07:09:39 CET 2010

> JSON is not related to YAML at all except in that it is a simple data 
> format.
That's true, but from the yaml v1.2 spec:
"YAML can therefore be viewed as a natural superset of JSON, offering 
improved human readability and a more complete information model. This 
is also the case in practice; every JSON file is also a valid YAML file."

> And as far as I can see from the specs, YAML also does not offer a 
> direct way
> to capture binary data.
That is also true. I got the impression from wikipedia that YAML has a 
direct way to capture the binary data. From the specs I see that YAML 
uses base64 coding for binary data, which was what I hoped to prevent 
because it causes a lot of computation overhead.

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