[Catalyst] JSON instead of YAML?

James FitzGibbon jfitzgibbon at primustel.ca
Wed Jan 25 18:19:33 CET 2006

Well, that's not entirely fair.  If you read the Spiffy docs, it is quite
explicit that this is a caveat of using Spiffy, that it must be loaded
before base.pm, and provides a workaround:


I think the issue is that the YAML docs don't make it clear enough that it
inherits Spiffy's caveats.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:catalyst-bounces at lists.rawmode.org] On Behalf Of Matthew Lawrence
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:07 PM
To: The elegant MVC web framework
Subject: Re: [Catalyst] JSON instead of YAML?

Chisel Wright wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 04:06:34PM +0000, Matthew Lawrence wrote:
>>I've read through the Spiffy and Class::Spiffy code a little this
>>afternoon, and I must say that I don't have any intention of using
>>anything that derives from either. Not even for a bet.
> Oh dear, is YAML/Spiffy really that bad then?

It seems so. The documentation for it makes me shudder.


> Is there an option to fixup Spiffy so that it's no longer crack-fuelled?

The main thing it does badly is interoperate with other modules. I dare
say that removing the "naughty" replacement of base::import would be a
very good start.

> What was wrong with YAML (0.39?)? I never had any problems with it.

Seems some bugs were cleared up amongst all the other changes:


> Why has something useful like YAML suddenly turned into such a hot
> potato?

Search me. *sigh*


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