Nanoc needs --json so that the CLI can be used programmatically

Note last edited May 2021

Nanoc’s CLI is only useful for human interaction.

There is no reasonable way to programmatically detect what side effects a nanoc run has caused. I believe this led to a post-processor being implemented, when it wouldn’t really have been necessary. For example, the post-processor is used for incrementally (i.e., partially) updating a search index, which could be done outside of Nanoc if Nanoc were able to spit out the necessary information in a machine-readable format.


Note last edited May 2021.