Question about a general tempting plan

Yuya Nishihara yuya at
Wed Mar 2 08:26:13 EST 2016

On Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:19:20 -0500, timeless wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Yuya Nishihara <yuya at> wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:40:13 -0500, timeless wrote:
> >> Please note that temporarily the json format is intentionally undocumented.
> >> because we (=me) are trying to unify the names of identifiers.
> >
> > Is the JSON log format still experimental?
> >
> > I know the other -T options are experimental, but I haven't thought "log -Tjson"
> > was.
> Yes, absolutely. It's intentionally undocumented because of
> inconsistencies and because the act of documenting it would
> flash-freeze any future inconsistencies.
> I sent a patch a while ago to document it, and it was rightly rejected
> for this reason... I'm actually not sure how we'll avoid the
> flash-freeze problem.

Okay, that made me feel easy for BC. Regarding the name unification, I hope
new names will follow the convention of the log keywords as possible.
We can't rename the log keywords.

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