[libvirt-ci RFC PATCH 00/13] Introduce a new global TOML config file for lcitool

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Mon Apr 27 14:00:33 UTC 2020

On Fri, 2020-04-24 at 08:47 +0200, Erik Skultety wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 06:46:09PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > Now, I know I'm the one who suggested TOML in the first place... But
> > looking at the series now I can't help but think, why not YAML? O:-)
> To be honest, even before you originally mentioned TOML, I myself had INI in
> mind, so then I thought, yeah, why not go with TOML then, it's similar and more
> powerful.
> I did some comparison of several formats, because like you say, with YAML we'd
> be more close to Ansible and I was on the cusp of choosing between YAML and
> TOML and I felt like TOML was still more readable and expressive in terms of
> simple configuration (and that's what Linux users are IMO used to from INI).

Are you sure you didn't mean s/Linux/Windows/ here? ;)

> I'd still prefer TOML, but I don't really have a compelling reason to argue
> against YAML other than readability which I already admitted to be just a
> matter of taste. Now on a more serious note, I'll wait for your detailed review
> and then rework it in YAML in vX.

Eh, you know what, whatever. YAML is fine, TOML is fine, bringing
in an additional Python module is not a big deal. Let's fix actual
issues (if there are any) and skip at least some of the bikeshedding.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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