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Discussion on: Stop Using YAML

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Hi i am working on the StackStorm open source project to automate some dev opsy things and the workflows are built in YAML. It is himan readable but brittle. But have been wondering if its the best way to define workflows which may be more dynamic and can be better expressed differnetly, such as ith bitwise operators.

So am interested in alternatives without throwing out the baby wih the bathwater. So curious about strictYAML.

But since a workflow ideally has programmability and graph attributes, what other alts are there?

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Jesse Phillips Author

I don't have vast experience with different alternatives. I think one of the big challenges often faced is you want something readily available in multiple languages.

I really like Lua. Not as a programming language, but the lightweight embedded part. They keeped the syntax light, but don't go overboard like yaml.