[tex-hyphen] Renaming plain pattern files in hyph-utf8: feedback?

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Apr 11 10:15:09 CEST 2016

Mojca Miklavec wrote:

>> Question : What does ".yaml" mean ?
> "YAML Ain't Markup Language" / "Yet Another Markup Language"
> See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAML#Examples
> It's human-readable and computer-parsable format that would replace 
> free-form text in the "headers" of hyphenation patterns (keeping all 
> the content, but unifying the way the data is represented).
> As an example:
> http://tug.org/svn/texhyphen/trunk/hyph-utf8/tex/generic/hyph-utf8/patterns/tex/hyph-sl.tex?revision=729&view=markup
> The contents would end up in a separate valid YAML file after
> removing the comment sign (and the patterns).

Hmmm. Is there /really/ any reason for adopting yet another /ad hoc/
solution ?  Could this information not better (and more portably) be
expressed using industry-standard markup such as XML ?

** Phil.

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