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Why XML?

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Why XML?

Postby Sneebol » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:01 am

We use XML to store variable data about cars, tracks and menus. Why? Both JSON and YAML are easier to read(especially YAML).
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Re: Why XML?

Postby tlow » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:28 pm

Legacy. TORCS dates back to the late 90s when XML was the new thing. Switching requires large effort for very little gain.
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Re: Why XML?

Postby Sneebol » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:11 am

Thanks for the quick reply!

Also yeah, I see what you mean. I tried to make my own data format with Haskell (found a guide for one, not that I followed it: http://blog.functorial.com/posts/2013-0 ... guage.html), but I got bored of that and sorta realized nobody really seem to know Haskell, and I didn't think about all the work that had to be done around it. Again, thanks.
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