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1544Re: [json] Sanity Check - New to JSON

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  • jonathan wallace
    Jun 26, 2010
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      I didn't say it was like C++, I just recommended visualizing it that way to help simplify the json that the user had posted. There were many places where objects should have been used instead of arrays. Yes, arrays in json are more like a JS array or a multimap.

      From: John Cowan <cowan@...>
      To: json@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sat, June 26, 2010 1:26:53 PM
      Subject: Re: [json] Sanity Check - New to JSON

      jonathan wallace scripsit:

      > Think of it like C++, that should help you figure out when to use
      > an object and when to use an array. Basically, an array is a set of
      > items that are the same object type.

      That's overly restrictive for JSON, whose aggregates are modeled on
      JavaScript. An array can be seen either as a sequence of data items
      (same type or different types, it makes no difference) or as an object
      (key-value mapping) where the keys are integers from 0 to n - 1.

      Winter: MIT, John Cowan
      Keio, INRIA, cowan@...
      Issue lots of Drafts. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
      So much more to understand!
      Might simplicity return? (A "tanka", or extended haiku)

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