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Discussion on: YAML (and JSONC) failed as a data transfer format with comments

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Steve Pryde

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. YAML is not good as a serialization format. It is for configuration only. The comments are only for humans.

I do wish JSON allowed comments, however. This is the main reason why I prefer YAML over JSON for configuration files that are intended to be edited by humans.

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yaml.dump(yaml.load($string)), and comments are lost.

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Steve Pryde

Ah ok. Yes I can see why this would be annoying.

I believe there are yaml parsers that do preserve comments but probably not for every language.