[antlr-interest] Fig: a generic config file reader
vbar at comp.cz
Sat Jun 30 08:00:12 PDT 2007
On Saturday 30 June 2007 16:00, robermann wrote:
> Hi, I've just added a comment in
> What do you think?
Well, what's wrong with JSON (that YAML doesn't solve :-) )?
> > Intro:
> > Many applications need configuration files. In the old days people
> > built their own syntax and parser. Then people tried to use simple
> > property files with Java. Now people use XML for everything, but XML
> > is a horrible Human interface (see "Humans should not have to grok
> > XML"); XML is fine for data if you don't mind the verboseness. This
> > article describes Fig, a little config file reader that I made for my
> > talk at the Sydney Java users group June 20, 2007. The basic goal is
I think the grammar is fine for pedagogical purposes, but for practical usage,
we have better alternatives to XML and there's no need to reinvent the wheel.
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