[REBOL] Re: Text markup Dialect
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 19-Apr-2006 17:36
> Why write an
> INI parser in REBOL instead of just loading up data that looks like this:
Because I needed one for ini format data:
But I suspect that wasn't your main point :-)
I can sympathise with some weariness at the thought of yet another text
markup dialect language. It seems at times as if everyone in the world has
invented their own.
(And yes, I invented my own too. I'm as culpable as everyone else).
But there are reasons for that. Including that different people are happy
using different mark up languages. If you check out the contributed discussion
posts and script documentation at REBOL.org:
You should spot from the telltale signs that people are using at least five
different mark-up languages.
And all of them have ML to HTML converters, and REBOL.org is happy to accept
contributions in any of them: it's the client's choice, not the servers.
And if / when someone writes a REBOL YAML, then I hope they'll let us use
that at the Library too.