jsonnet VS cson

Compare jsonnet vs cson and see what are their differences.


Jsonnet - The data templating language (by google)


CoffeeScript-Object-Notation. Same as JSON but for CoffeeScript objects. (by bevry)
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jsonnet cson
14 1
5,315 1,297
1.6% 0.3%
7.1 0.0
about 7 hours ago 6 months ago
Jsonnet CoffeeScript
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Posts with mentions or reviews of jsonnet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of cson. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-03.
  • The Norway Problem
    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Apr 2021
    I prefer JSON over YAML because I spend more time confused and burned by the problems caused by it.

    I understand that people don't like directly use JSON because it's not very friendly: no comments, no multi-line string, etc.

    A great alternative IMHO is cson[0]. It's like JSON to JavaScript but for CoffeeScript (though nobody talks about it nowadays). It has indentation-based syntax, comments, and multiline string which usually don't need to escape. The advantage is it's close enough to JSON which is the canonical format that everybody can agree on nowadays. For YAML and TOML there are too many visual part-aways from JSON.

    Or just create a JSON variant that enables comments and the backtick multiline string from JavaScript.

    [0] https://github.com/bevry/cson

What are some alternatives?

When comparing jsonnet and cson you can also consider the following projects:

kube-libsonnet - Bitnami's jsonnet library for building Kubernetes manifests

dhall-lang - Maintainable configuration files

toml.io - Source Code for toml.io

cue - CUE has moved to https://github.com/cue-lang/cue

pyyaml - Canonical source repository for PyYAML

s6 - The s6 supervision suite.

strictyaml - Type-safe YAML parser and validator.

lua-patterns - Exposing Lua string patterns to Rust

ron - Rusty Object Notation

Pulumi - Pulumi - Developer-First Infrastructure as Code. Your Cloud, Your Language, Your Way 🚀

differential-datalog - An in-memory incremental Datalog engine based on Differential Dataflow