The Aeternity node uses the YAML format for configuration. While YAML is comparatively easy to parse it seems to present problems to users who haven’t used it before. There have been plenty of user issues caused by formatting problems in their configuration file.
So I am wondering, is there a configuration format which would dramatically improve that situation, essentially making the getting started experience better for in-experienced users?
I am interested in anyone’s experience since this is a fairly generic topic and most projects have to cope with that somehow.
Here is an incomplete list of alternatives I can think of:
- the dreaded XML
- plain old INI