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[-] [email protected] 4 points 6 months ago

not at all. it's used for configuration and stuff. having a lot of it can be a real bummer depending on the context. like a puppet config or perhaps a super weird docker compose setup. I've never heard anyone complain about the markup though. it's like blaming json for a crap api or something or idk blaming the coffee cup for burnt coffee 🤷

[-] MotoAsh 8 points 6 months ago

It's just another structured data format. It's used for a lot more than config. It's also how you define commands and etc for Ansible. Like how a Maven project is defined in XML or a NodeJS package has its JSON.

Sure they're still "just" data formats on their own, but what they're used for is genuinely just as important as what it is. I really doubt XML would've held on like it has without HTML being the web.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 6 months ago

For some little config it's fine, but it's horrible when used when you have thousands upon thousands of lines of it. Lots of DevOps tools tend to use it like a fully-blown turing-complete programming language, and each has a different DSL of doing variables, loops etc. And that becomes an abomination.

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