incubator-general mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: board report duplication
Date Sat, 13 Apr 2019 23:27:13 GMT
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 5:54 PM Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> Moving to a data format that makes a stronger distinction between content
> and envelope might be nice. JSON would work if content is actually quoted
> (don't bet on it). A directory would probably be better because the content
> of a file can't break the meta-data in the directory. Something like a real
> database would be even better.

This month's agenda in JSON format:

Ideally the incubator report would not be a single blob (entry 47 this
month), but would be a structure.

> Let's all blame Telnet and FTP for starting this lamentable trend of mixing
> text and meta-data, but it would be nice to stop reliving five decade old
> problems.

In this case, the text format predated the agenda tool.  To date, a
design constraint has been to continue to allow the text format be
edited directly (and many of us still find that to be convenient at

- Sam Ruby

To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message