License: DEL


DeObject Notation Format

deon is a notation format for structured data.

deon is intended to be:

  • light on syntax — friendly for human read/write, should feel more like note-taking than data entry;
  • moderately fast — with a general use case for configuration-like files, loaded once at build/runtime;
  • programming-lite — although not a programming language, the in-file imports and the linking (in-file variables) give deon a programmatic feel.

The deon filename extension is .deon, and the media type is application/deon.

Why deobject? More of a play-on-words, although a case can be made considering the linking feature and the possible 'assembling' of the root, as if the object has been de-structured.

use the deon service to parse and host .deon files