yaml-cpp is a YAML parser and emitter in C++ matching the YAML 1.2 spec.
To get a feel for how it can be used, see the Tutorial or How to Emit YAML. For the old API (version < 0.5.0), see How To Parse A Document.
If you find a bug, post an issue! If you have questions about how to use yaml-cpp, please post it on http://stackoverflow.com and tag it
yaml-cpp uses CMake to support cross-platform building. The basic steps to build are:
Note: If you don‘t use the provided installer for your platform, make sure that you add CMake’s bin folder to your path.
mkdir build cd build
cmake [-G generator] [-DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS=ON|OFF] ..
generator is whatever type of build system you'd like to use. To see a full list of generators on your platform, just run
cmake (with no arguments). For example:
yaml-cpp defaults to building a static library, but you may build a shared library by specifying
For more options on customizing the build, see the CMakeLists.txt file.
To clean up, just remove the
yaml-cpp 0.5.3 has been released! This is a bug fix release. It also will be the last release that uses Boost; futures releases will require C++11 instead.
yaml-cpp 0.3.0 is still available if you want the old API.
The old API will continue to be supported, and will still receive bugfixes! The 0.3.x and 0.4.x versions will be old API releases, and 0.5.x and above will all be new API releases.