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Re: [PATCH] schemas: Add vim modeline

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [PATCH] schemas: Add vim modeline
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:01:09 +0200
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On 31/07/20 19:53, John Snow wrote:
> You have misunderstood me.
> The critique I am relaying, but not raising, is that we already use a
> custom JSON parser in two or more places, and so replacing one instance
> of this with a new format actually complicates QEMU instead of
> simplifies it.
> I disagree with this concern on the premise that moving one non-standard
> JSON usage to a standard usage is a win because it reduces the total
> number of instances of proprietary formats.
> Further, if we remove ALL instances of proprietary JSON, then we're back
> to the same level of complexity internally, but with a reduced level of
> complexity for outside observers.

I think we should first build a consensus on using "real" JSON (plus
Javascript comments) for the schema, which is easy, and then somebody
can try his hands at removing the custom JSON parser.

I wouldn't conflate the QMP and schema parsers.  For example, QMP does
not need comments and schemas don't need either bigints or printf-style
% interpolation.


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