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Discussion on: Introduction to YAML

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emptyother

So YAML does for JSON what Markdown did for HTML.

But I'm no fan of YAMLs "no tabs" rule or the "as many spaces as you want" rule. Seems a odd choice backed by a flimsy excuse.

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I found those a bit odd too at first. However, the YAML specification addresses the no tab rule:

Note that most modern editors may be configured so that pressing the tab key results in the insertion of an appropriate number of spaces.

And I found that to be true for VSCode at least.

And about the number of spaces, I just handle that myself and keep it consistent. Haven't had an issue with that, to be honest.