The following was originally posted to StackOverflow in 2009. (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1715811) The post was unfortunately deleted by some StackOverflow users. It is reproduced here for historical purposes. It was the earliest (apparently the first) public proposal to advocate the use of YAML in Drupal, as a basis for enhancing the professionalism, maintainability, and flexibility of the product. After some resistance by the Drupal community, YAML was recognized and adopted for use in Drupal version 8.
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