Re: json data and the cli

Koper, Dies <diesk@...>

Hi Matthew,

The commands you listed were developed over a span of several years, and their options have evolved.
There is no technical reason for the missing options not to be added now and implemented reusing each other’s code.
I think it’s mostly because there haven’t been enough user requests so it hasn’t been prioritised.

PEM credentials for a user provided service is a good example of a use case that’s not well catered for with the current specification.
Please let us know if you’d like to submit a PR to address this!

Dies Koper
PM Dojo’er CLI team

From: Matthew Sykes [mailto:matthew.sykes(a)]
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 12:00 PM
To: Discussions about Cloud Foundry projects and the system overall.
Subject: [cf-dev] json data and the cli

There are a number of places in the cli where a user needs to provide a json payload to the cli. For example:


Depending on the command, the user can provide list of keys to be prompted for, inline json, a pointer to a file containing json, or some indeterminate combination of those options. That list bit is the problem - there's no consistency across all of these commands.

Is there a reason why all of these commands can't use the same basic infrastructure in the cli to provide a consistent behavior?

Also, when dealing with json data that contains new lines, it's very painful for a human. (Think PEM encoded certificate chains as credentials in a user provided service.) Given yaml is a superset of json, is there a reason why we shouldn't or can't support yaml in the file representation of the data?


Matthew Sykes

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