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    TOML is described as 'aims to be a minimal configuration file format that's easy to read due to obvious semantics. TOML is designed to map unambiguously to a hash table. TOML should be easy to parse into data structures in a wide variety of languages' and is an app. There are six alternatives to TOML for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is JSON, which is free. Other great apps like TOML are YAML, XML, Protocol Buffers and MessagePack.

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021
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    TOML aims to be a minimal configuration file format that's easy to read due to obvious semantics. TOML is designed to...
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      JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language, Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition - December 1999.
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      YAML 1.2 --- YAML: YAML Ain't Markup Language What It Is: YAML is a human friendly data serialization standard for all programming languages.
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      Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format which is both human-readable and machine-readable.
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      Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
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      MessagePack is an efficient binary serialization specification that lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON but quicker and with a lower overhead.
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      The eno notation language is a plain-text data format designed for file-based content.
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