YaYAML: Yet Another YAML Parser
I don’t want to make much ceremony around this, but I thought I’d mention it incase anybody else is interested.
As a part of a project I’m working on I needed a simple file to store some data in, and I didn’t want it to be XML (for no reason other than the verbosity). I could have used my own format, but instead I’ve gone for YAML. If you’ve worked with Ruby on Rails at all, then you’ll be familiar with YAML. It’s a human readable (and writable) text format.
Of course, I still needed to be able to parse my YAML document. There was a project announced 2 years ago to create a .Net parser, but like many things, it seems very much abandoned. So, after my recent adventure with OMeta#, I thought I’d hack on this too.
Introducing YaYAML: Yet another YAML parser.
Don’t get your hopes up, I’ve only implemented exactly what I needed out of the spec, which is very little indeed. However, it’s something I will carry on with when time permits. So what can you parse with YaYAML? Only documents containing a single flat sequence or mapping. No nesting, no multiple documents in a file, no variables.
It’s possible to parse these two example files:
1 2 3
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
You can find the source in my YaYAML github repository.