Nor is it pining for the fjords.
First sign a technology is dying: supporters start writing articles stating [technology] is not dead.
Ron Savage asserts on my blog:
Whether you like YAML or not, it’s effectively dead and gone. Accept this reality and forget it.
- No supporting argument
- No Link
- No alternative evidence
It’s the first time I’ve heard anyone say this, and normally I’d dismiss a naked assertion like this out of hand. But I’m not too invested in YAML at this point (although getting more invested all the time) and it is probably worth a few minutes digging to avoid several months of time wasted. Whether it is worth the extra minutes to write this blog post is debatable however 🙂
So first of all I search at duckduckgo.com for
"YAML is dead". None of the first 30 links I glance at are talking about YAML’s moribundity.
Next I look at Stack Overflow. 170 questions tagged YAML vs 3,554 tagged JSON (10,978 tagged xml). But I’m not particularly worried about popularity, otherwise I’d be using Java over Perl right? A lot of the YAML questions are fairly recent and have responses.
That’s enough for me. It has parsers, a perl module and it looks far nicer than JSON. I’m going to stick with it.