Easy, readable and fast text based format for Rev?
William de Smet
wdesmet at wanadoo.nl
Wed Jul 4 13:00:39 CDT 2007
I download your library and i really like it.
I checked the demo which shows how to make vCard but I don't know how
to start with iCalendar output. Could you or someone else give me a
starting point with iCalendar output (.ics)? The manual says it will
2007/6/12, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com>:
> a format I like is the vObject format used by vCards and iCalendar files.
> It's easy and allow for grouping, name/value pairs and attributes.
> I made a alpha library that you can check. My routines have some bugs
> as many pointed out but I can't really focus on that library right
> go url "http://www.soapdog.org/vObjectPackage.rev"
> This library also contains the RFC for the formats, this should give
> you a nice idea of how to make your own objetcs.
> The JSON object format is quite nice too, did someone created a
> parser/generator for that in Rev yet?
> On 6/12/07, David Bovill <david at openpartnership.net> wrote:
> > Based on the simple but fast philosophy of JSON - I'm looking at defining a
> > text based format which is readable, non binary and as fast as possible for
> > Rev to parse. I want like JSON to throw away all those pesky XML tags.
> > Now I can't remember the details but JSON and YAML I think use a simple
> > "name [delim] value" type notation - but keeping things completely flat (no
> > nesting). At the moment (see below) I am using a tab character for the
> > delimiter - I tried others but this seems to work for readability and
> > flexibility.
> > The notation i am thinking of therefore are simple lines like the following
> > (think of " [tab] " as just a single tab character):
> > name [tab] david
> > > height [tab] 6ft 2inches
> > > biography [tab] <sport>football</sports><interests>whatever</interests>
> > > notes [tab] flattened htmltext
> > > photo [tab] base64ofAnImage
> > >
> > I've been using this format for some things for a while - but thinking of
> > going with it for a large project. The idea is for XML to strip out any
> > white space - flatten it into one line - here are some of the (hoped for)
> > advantages:
> > - for htmltext that means just "replace CR" - setting it does not
> > require the CR so its fast.
> > - It also means you can split and combine the format into arrays for
> > fast processing.
> > - Sending the data around, as messages, over socket / the wire is fine
> > - As a text format I can use subversion to keep incremental backups
> > - I seem to be able to nest it indefinitley by using base64 encoding
> > of an entire chunk
> > - It is fast to convert to XML, JSON or other formats
> > I am not sure about using [tab] - but it just seems to work. Comments
> > appreciated.
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