YAML(tm) is an international
collaboration to make a data serialization language which
is both human readable and computationally powerful.
The founding members of YAML are
Ingy döt Net (author of the Perl
Clark Evans, and
YAML emerged from the union of two efforts. The
first was Ingy döt Net's need for a serialization
format for Inline,
this resulted in his Data::Denter module.
The second, was the joint work of Oren Ben-Kiki
Clark Evans on simplifying XML within the sml-dev group.
YAML was first publicized with a <?xmlhack?> article
on 12 May 2001. Oren and Clark's vision for YAML
was very similar to Ingy's Data::Denter, and vice versa,
thus a few days later they teamed up and YAML was born.