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Re: New file formats
Thanks but I will be investing my time in human readable formats, even
if we have to re-invent the wheel. Sure maybe some concepts can be
borrowed, but the format fails every test I just listed in my last
email, including the ability to be handled with DSNLEXER.
Adopting this exact format, ain't where I will be spending any of my
However, as I say, I will read through it looking for concepts.
But what we will end up using will look like the lispy stuff.
Having said that, I am reminded of my larger plan to support footprint
plugins. There is a format that this is actually handed to the kicad
program from the plugin, and this is part of the footprint retrieval
API. Here I am saying lispy.
But the actual format this retrieved from storage can be anything that a
plugin wants, it then has to do an in memory conversion on it before
returning it to kicad. So this standard format can certainly be
supported with a plugin.