Originally Posted by Iņigo
Well, I don't like XML so much, I usually prefer simpler solutions, like =pair values or JSON.
I agree that JSON is 'nicer' than XML (easier to read and edit for humans). But apart from the syntax JSON and XML are almost the same thing (for configuration purpose). Both JSON and XML are much more powerful than plain ini files because the allow you to store structured data.
There are JSON implementations for Lua, like http://json.luaforge.net/
(I did not try it)