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Re: KiCAD file formats


On 2/1/2011 6:41 PM, Nils Hesse wrote:
> Hi,
> I wanted to ask if there's a particular reason why KiCAD  uses its own
> file formats. Why KiCAD doesn't simply use for example XML?


The decision was made not to use XML due to human readability issues.  A
project is currently in progress to use an S-expression based design for
this reason.   S-expressions look a bit like the LISP programming
language.  Search the mailing list and you can find a lot of discussion
about this.


> Also I wanted to ask if there's any plan to add support for using
> white spaces in the name of schematic symbols or footprints.
> I think the problem of not supporting white spaces in names is because
> of using the white space as a seperator in the library files.
> Thanks
> Nils Hesse
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