Currently SnakeYaml only support beans deserialization via:
public <T> T loadAs(String yaml, Class<T> type)
This make near impossible to write some own library for some serialization/deserialization using snakeyaml, especially if data isn't made by us and does not contain type tags in it.
It would be awesome to be able to use methods like this:
public <T> T loadAs(String yaml, Type type) public String dumpAs(Object object, Type type) // will not include type tags for known types that can be read from generic
Just like in GSON library.
As I see you often want to see some test cases describing issue, I attached one, but ofc code will not compile, as this is request for new methods that will support that features. Test requires GSON, as I didn't want to include whole TypeToken<T> API.