[Link] Ditch YAML And Embrace Ruby's Lisp Heritage
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:58 PM
The time has come for Rubyists in general and Rails in particular to embrace Rubyís Lisp heritage and ditch YAML as a configuration default for database. Code is Data/Data is Code. There are a host of reasons why Ruby is great for configuration and only a few in favor of YAML. Letís look at why we use YAML in the Ruby community:
-You donít have to quote Strings sometimes
-It is better than XML.
-Rails does it in the database configuration.
Re: [Link] Ditch YAML And Embrace Ruby's Lisp Heritage
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:08 PM
Much further and you might as well just take the plunge and learn LISP itself. Most people comment and say the odd syntax is the key point to not learning it, but it's that very syntax (or lack thereof) that gives it its real power.
Ruby approaches it, and is in quite a few ways a clear ancestor of LISP. I do agree though that the DC&CD is a huge step in efficiency and needs to be capitalized one more. In other news, Ruby is renamed RLISP.