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Bug#719145: ITP: libdata-pond-perl -- Perl-based open notation for data module

Package: wnpp
Owner: gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org,debian-perl@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : libdata-pond-perl
  Version         : 0.004
  Upstream Author : Andrew Main (Zefram) <zefram@fysh.org>
* URL             : https://metacpan.org/release/Data-Pond/
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Perl-based open notation for data module

Data::Pond is concerned with representing data structures in a textual
notation known as "Pond" (Perl-based open notation for data). The notation is
a strict subset of Perl expression syntax, but is intended to have
language-independent use. It is similar in spirit to JSON, which is based on
JavaScript, but Pond represents fewer data types directly.

The data that can be represented in Pond consist of strings (of characters),
arrays, and string-keyed hashes. Arrays and hashes can recursively (but not
cyclically) contain any of these kinds of data. This does not cover the full
range of data types that Perl or other languages can handle, but is intended
to be a limited, fixed repertoire of data types that many languages can
readily process. It is intended that more complex data can be represented
using these basic types. The arrays and hashes provide structuring facilities
(ordered and unordered collections, respectively), and strings are a
convenient way to represent atomic data.

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