Are there alternatives to yaml files?
Specifically configuration formats that do not coerce the user into a
specific encoding format.
I need mostly:
key: value pairs
although the ability to load arrays directly into a .rb file would be
Reason: I can no longer use yaml files in ruby 2.0 if they are not in
UTF. As I do not use UTF and never will, yet syck has been removed, I
need another way to load my configuration settings (I use several
hundred yaml files). Without that I would be forced to not use my
configuration settings (which is currently in yaml) so upgrading my ruby
version gives me only drawbacks and extra work and no benefit.
My current ruby in use is ruby 1.9.3p448 (2013-06-27 revision 41675)