(YAML) A data serialisation
language designed to be readable and writable by humans and to work well with modern programming languages.
YAML uses printable Unicode
characters to represent both structure and data. The structural syntax is simple and terse. For example, indentation is used for structure, colons separate pairs, and dashes are used for list items.
YAML can represent mappings (hashes
or dictionaries), sequences (arrays
or lists), scalars
(strings or numbers), or any combination of the above. It has a simple typing system and reference
syntax. Its structures will be particularly familiar to programmers using Perl
, but YAML can be used with any programming language.
YAML is, in some respects, a simpler alternative to XML, though it does not share the constraints imposed by XML's SGML
legacy and has somewhat different aims.
YAML Home (http://yaml.org/).