Spyc is a YAML loader/dumper written in pure PHP. Given a YAML document, Spyc will return an array that you can use however you see fit. Given an array, Spyc will return a string which contains a YAML document built from your data.
YAML is an amazingly human friendly and strikingly versatile data serialization language which can be used for log files, config files, custom protocols, the works. For more information, see http://www.yaml.org.
Spyc supports YAML 1.0 specification.
Using Spyc is trivial:
<?php require_once "spyc.php"; $Data = Spyc::YAMLLoad('spyc.yaml');
or (if you prefer functional syntax)
<?php require_once "spyc.php"; $Data = spyc_load_file('spyc.yaml');
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