Potential Feature Request
Since the node-RED eco-system has the most common serialization parsers, namely,
Would a possible parser be planned for TOML?
Tom's Obvious Markup Language
TOML aims to be a minimal configuration file format that's easy to read due to obvious semantics. TOML is designed to map unambiguously to a hash table. TOML should be easy to parse into data structures in a wide variety of languages.
based on the TOML's Wiki there are implementations for
v1.0.0 compliant parsers
Based on some quick reviews: @ltd/j-toml - npm is the one maintained well.
Is there something planned?
Not planned (as not heard of it until now ).... but certainly could be a contribute node if someone wanted to create it.
Agree with Dave that it would make a good contributed node. You would probably do well to clone the YAML node and adjust it to use a TOML library. There appear to be at least a couple of TOML libraries for Node.js.
@dceejay and @TotallyInformation I have actually tried it out and have succesfully made a TOML parser node. I only ask for some co-ordination with the core team to help sending a Pull Request / Patch upstream.
Maybe @knolleary or @Steve-Mcl can help answer some questions:
There is also some query regarding using the Template Node and providing some TOML Syntax Highlighting within it.
I was trying find some documentation on contributing the code, but I am not sure what the general pattern is:
package.json files to change when working with core. There seems to be two or more in the complete project.
- How to adapt the Template Node to have TOML highlight
- What kind of test should I write?
- is a package with
@ allowed? e.g.
- Do I have to open an Issue with description before sending a Pull Request?
- Do I need to showcase the node to the core team members in a call or on some forum first?
you don't need to raise a PR at all - you can create and publish your own node independently - Creating Nodes : Node-RED
And then you can name it as per the packaging guidelines (and yes it can be namespaced)
Oh! okay, I thought it would be be nice to have it under all the standard parsers palette. Either way, I will be able to provide something to the community
You can still do that, each custom node chooses what category it wants to live under.
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