[uf-discuss] Non-HTTP/HTML microformats

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Wed Nov 30 15:22:04 PST 2005

Ryan King wrote:

> You see, one of the beauties of The Unix Way, is that, just like  
> microformats, you can use the same output for both humans and  
> machines. For example, `ls .` can be read by a human or piped into  
> something else with `ls . | foo`. No need for two separate formats.  
> (note to self: need to write blog post comparing µF's to The Unix  
> Way.)

In addition to removing repetition, using a more human-readable  
format for machine-only communication greatly simplifies debugging.   
That's why JavaScript is far more popular than assembly language.


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