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How about a Preview for Metadata? #2484
Preview is great for debugging, but I also find myself using it outside debugging, to inspect data quickly.
I believe metadata for schema displays well in the debugger on
Regarding a more general "previewer" I am less certain. We ourselves have directly applied this API and the code behind it internally in multiple products, and in each we have the problem of how to display "previews" of the data (including metadata), and we write up different solutions each time because what is appropriate in that instance is strongly application and scenario dependent. I have absolutely no idea what preview would be found useful under these circumstances. Formatted how? Human readable? Machine readable? You yourself @rogancarr asked for clarity on what exactly would be useful. This is a pretty solid sign that it does not belong in the core API.
It also strikes me as being basically a special case of the classical problem of why making structured
So, I think we should approach this the same way most libraries do. (Indeed, even the .NET libraries. See how useful the result of