programming hot take, source code format 

Storing software as text is shit (and considered harmful!)

Software should be stored in a format that is guaranteed to represent a valid program - i.e. so that an invalid program can be rejected by a parser instead of requiring an interpreter.

In addition, software should be stored in a way that lets a programmer build partial, unfinished features/sections, and still keep the last valid version in the same file.


tagging this source code format opinion with because it might become relevant in the future if I build an AST-editor.

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