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Re: [PATCH] schemas: Add vim modeline

From: Dr. David Alan Gilbert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] schemas: Add vim modeline
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:41:13 +0100
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* Paolo Bonzini (pbonzini@redhat.com) wrote:
> On 31/07/20 17:26, John Snow wrote:
> > I saw the critique that we still use JSON-ish for the runtime QMP
> > protocol, and moving the QAPI IDL to a standard wouldn't remove all
> > instances of a custom format from our tree.
> Sorry, but "still using JSON" is not a critique that makes any sense.
> 99% of the websites you use daily use JSON as their RPC
> frontend-to-backend language; OpenAPI is essentially JSON over HTTP.
> There must be something good in JSON.

If there is, I've not found it:
    a) It's integer definitions are a mess
    b) You can't require ordering
    c) No two parsers agree with each other

and those are the only ones I've hit in my very limited JSON wrangling.

It's possible attractions are that no one has anything widely used
that's better, and it's easy to use from JS.

But it seems popular to try and find replacements; e.g. Amazon Ion that
landed a few weeks ago (like JSON but...not quite and with a binary
format optionally).


> Whenever you hear a complaint about "using JSON", it's actually a
> complaint about bindings for your language, which can be a sensible
> critique: gRPC is essentially {protobuf,FlatBuffers} over HTTP/2 plus a
> boatload of language mappings.  Unfortunately C is not one of those
> mappings.
> Paolo
Dr. David Alan Gilbert / dgilbert@redhat.com / Manchester, UK

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