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24th
Feb 2018
Howard Butler
@hobu
Feb 24 17:21
I don't think there would be a lot of support to jump to YAML. We've already migrated once from XML->JSON and it took four releases and a full churn of the docs to do it. The case for JSON is about the same as YAML but you also get to easily play in browser land. We have numerous workflows that are constructed by browser users and the JSON is just pushed down to PDAL and executed. Putting YAML in the middle of that would mean another chance to fall over. I agree it's not that strong of a case against YAML, but that's the choices we made. The YAML folks should have been advocating earlier when we were on the fence :small_blue_diamond: