The full YAML Spec has a very rich data model with data types, and inter-object references. This goes well beyond the simple model supported by JSON.
As an initial pass, this project strives to read and write YAML that is equivalent to JSON-formatted data (perhaps somewhat akin to the YSON format that is alluded to in the YAML Spec).
- Support the subset of YAML that is equivalent to JSON's data model.
- Small and light-weight.
- Compatible with browser and node.js environment.
- Unit tested.
Design and Project Plans
- I wanted to be sure that the library is Unit Tested from the outset - so those were built first.
- Since we have a perfectly acceptable JSON parser in the browser, and in node.js, this parser will do a source-tranformation of the input YAML into valid JSON format, and then call the JSON parser.
Project status: Not yet started - but there are (failing) Unit Tests!