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Programming language: Kotlin
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Misc    
Latest version: v0.26.0

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kaml

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What is this?

This library adds YAML support to kotlinx.serialization.

YAML version 1.2 is supported.

Usage samples

Parsing from YAML to a Kotlin object

@Serializable
data class Team(
    val leader: String,
    val members: List<String>
)

val input = """
        leader: Amy
        members:
          - Bob
          - Cindy
          - Dan
    """.trimIndent()

val result = Yaml.default.decodeFromString(Team.serializer(), input)

println(result)

Serializing from a Kotlin object to YAML

@Serializable
data class Team(
    val leader: String,
    val members: List<String>
)

val input = Team("Amy", listOf("Bob", "Cindy", "Dan"))

val result = Yaml.default.encodeToString(Team.serializer(), input)

println(result)

Referencing kaml

Add the following to your Gradle build script:

Groovy DSL

plugins {
    id 'org.jetbrains.kotlin.jvm' version '1.4.20'
    id 'org.jetbrains.kotlin.plugin.serialization' version '1.4.20'
}

dependencies {
  implementation "com.charleskorn.kaml:kaml:<version number here>" // Get the latest version number from https://github.com/charleskorn/kaml/releases/latest
}

Kotlin DSL

plugins {
    kotlin("jvm") version "1.4.20"
    kotlin("plugin.serialization") version "1.4.20"
}

dependencies {
  implementation("com.charleskorn.kaml:kaml:<version number here>") // Get the latest version number from https://github.com/charleskorn/kaml/releases/latest
}

Check the releases page for the latest release information, and the Maven Central page for examples of how to reference the library in other build systems.

Features

Two styles are available (set YamlConfiguration.polymorphismStyle when creating an instance of Yaml):

  • using YAML tags to specify the type:

    servers:
      - !<frontend>
        hostname: a.mycompany.com
      - !<backend>
        database: db-1
    
  • using a type property to specify the type:

    servers:
      - type: frontend
        hostname: a.mycompany.com
      - type: backend
        database: db-1
    

The fragments above could be generated with:

  @Serializable
  sealed class Server {
    @SerialName("frontend")
    @Serializable
    data class Frontend(val hostname: String)

    @SerialName("backend")
    @Serializable
    data class Backend(val database: String)
  }

  @Serializable
  data class Config(val servers: List<Server>)

  val config = Config(listOf(
    Frontend("a.mycompany.com"),
    Backend("db-1")
  ))

  val result = Yaml.default.encodeToString(Config.serializer(), config)

  println(result)
  x-common-labels: &common-labels
    labels:
      owned-by: [email protected]
      cost-centre: myteam

  servers:
    server-a:
      <<: *common-labels
      kind: frontend

    server-b:
      <<: *common-labels
      kind: backend

    # server-b and server-c are equivalent
    server-c:
      labels:
        owned-by: [email protected]
        cost-centre: myteam
      kind: backend

Specify the extension prefix by setting YamlConfiguration.extensionDefinitionPrefix when creating an instance of Yaml (eg. "x-" for the example above).

Extensions can only be defined at the top level of a document, and only if the top level element is a map or object. Any key starting with the extension prefix must have an anchor defined (&...) and will not be included in the deserialised value.

Contributing to kaml

Pull requests and bug reports are always welcome!

kaml uses Batect to simplify development environment setup:

  • To build the library: ./batect build
  • To run the tests and static analysis tools: ./batect check
  • To run the tests and static analysis tools continuously: ./batect continuousCheck

Other commands are available by running ./batect --list-tasks

Reference links


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the kaml README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.