It's strange that config files transitioned from key/value pairs into complex data structures at the same time that databases transitioned from complex data structures into key/value pairs.

@kyle I thought databases transitioned from 1-dimensional records with rigid schema, where each record has the same set of columns, to a document store, where for each key there's an arbitrary JSON as a value.

So it's not a transition to key-value pairs, but to key-arbitrarilynesteddatastructure pairs.

Same happened with config files. They transitioned from rigid flat data structures to arbitrarily nested data structure.

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