[TxMt] Re: YAML mode for XML editing

Luke Daley ld at ldaley.com
Tue Nov 3 01:12:51 UTC 2009

On 01/11/2009, at 3:57 PM, Alexy Khrabrov wrote:

> While working with Maven, I've found a maven-yamlpom-plugin, which
> allows to edit the pom.xml as pom.yml, by converting one to the other
> and keeping them in sync.  The problem with the plugin is it's buggy
> and rearranges lines, drops all comments, and can't sync when times
> match, such as after a git pull.
> While thinking about it, it occurred to me that what matters when
> working with such hairy XML in YAML is that YAML is a human-readable
> form of XML.  It's not really necessary to keep a pom.yml -- I only
> edit it in TextMate anyways.  What's really needed is an XML *editing*
> mode... in YAML!
> Is it possible to have an XML mode where XML will be converted to YAML
> upon loading, then dumped back as XML?

This is currently not possible in an elegant way.

It will be possible in future versions of TM2, based on discussions I  
have had with Alan along these lines.

BTW, there is a Maven bundle @ http://github.com/alkemist/Maven.tmbundle

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