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Ruud van Asseldonk

Ruud van Asseldonk

The yaml document from hell

An opinionated rant to accompany your Monday morning coffee:

When you work with a format as complex as yaml, it is difficult to be aware of all the features and subtle behaviors it has. There is an entire website dedicated to picking one of the 63 different multi-line string syntaxes. This means that it can be very difficult for a human to predict how a particular document will parse. Let’s look an example to highlight this…

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