Don't know why there isn't a 'Quarto' category so 'R Markdown'.
I hate YAML about as much as I love Quarto, a lot. So here's a valid YAML block in my blog's 'index.rmd' file
listing: contents: posts feed: true
Now I want to add an option to the 'feed' parameter.
listing: contents: posts feed: true type: full
This breaks because 'true' has to be removed as the feed generation becomes implicit when options are added. Okay, but it's dumb. How am I supposed to find that out, anyway?
And, what's with the dashes? What rhyme or reason? Using them here:
navbar: left: - text: Blog file: index.qmd - text: About file: about.qmd
doesn't parallel their usage here:
listing: contents: posts sort: - "date desc" - "title desc"
...and silly stuff, like spaces/indentation matters in YAML. Fine, but it doesn't matter in the R langauge. A Python coder might assume it but I didn't.
I realize YAML isn't Markdown, but it is a major stumbling block to newcomers given the Quarto guides and tutorials all seem to assume basic YAML knowledge. Thank you for reading.