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Re: [MirageOS-devel] sexplib v0.9.0 breakage of MirageOS unikernels (xen & solo5)

FWIW I have a 3) in the works with type-indexed codecs and support for layout 
preserving updates. I'd like to use this for configuration files that you can 
both edit manually and programmatically. The syntax is not fully compatible 
with sexplib which IIRC has some ocaml specific stuff. It has first class 
support for unicode (scalar value escapes) and it depends only on uutf. Of 
course since I'm not into the ppx stuff so you won't get that sort of things.

While it's good that a more portable alternative to sexplib is being created,
it's a real shame we're not going to have compatibility between the types. Seems
like that would be mean the entire ecosystem would be partitioned by these 2
sexp representations.

I understand that this might be necessary and have no technical objections. But
it's important to point out this unfortunate consequence.

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