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COIL and COILettes

November 19, 2008 Leave a comment

Douglas Crockford started a minor war when he observed that JavaScript’s object initialisation syntax provides a neat way to persist hierarchical data, maybe more suitable to some situations than XML.

Since C# 3.0 we’ve had a similar facility in C#. This means an opportunity for another war.

I’ve started to see little object initialisation trees appearing in my code, and they start to look like a declarative internal DSL. I should post a real example some time. Anyway, this can only mean one thing: we need a snappy name for these things.

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