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YAML, aka YAML Ain't Markup Language, is a data notation created in 2001.

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YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) is a human-readable data serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored (e.g. debugging output) or transmitted (e.g. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from Riju:
output: "Hello, world!"
Example from hello-world:
hello: world
Example from Linguist:
--- name: R Console fileTypes: [] scopeName: source.r-console uuid: F629C7F3-823B-4A4C-8EEE-9971490C5710 patterns: - name: source.r.embedded.r-console begin: "^> " beginCaptures: "0": name: punctuation.section.embedded.r-console end: \n|\z patterns: - include: source.r keyEquivalent: ^~R
Example from Wikipedia:
--- example: > HTML goes into YAML without modification message: | <blockquote style="font: italic 12pt Times"> <p>"Three is always greater than two, even for large values of two"</p> <p>--Author Unknown</p> </blockquote> date: 2007-06-01

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Line Comments #
# A comment
Semantic Indentation

Publications about YAML from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
Laughter in the Wild: A Study Into DoS Vulnerabilities in YAML Libraries Shawn Rasheed and Jens Dietrich and Amjed Tahir 2019 1 0
powerpc.html · yaml.html · eiffel.html

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