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1850Re: [json] JSON Propositions

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  • Andrew Faulds
    Jul 10, 2012
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      It is a big deal, JSON is supposed to be a frozen and unchanging format.
      And if we change it, anything that accepts it is automatically broken,
      which is a very bad thing.

      On 10 July 2012 20:55, Borislav Iordanov <borislav.iordanov@...>wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM, Andrew Faulds <ajfweb@...>
      > wrote:
      > > I don't think this is a good idea. One of the best things, if not the
      > best,
      > > about JSON is the lack of a version number. The standard is frozen and
      > will
      > > never change, and because of that there is only one thing called JSON,
      > and
      > > everything that supports "JSON" today will support it tommorow, too.
      >
      > That's a valid argument, but is it such a big deal given that anything
      > in software evolves and it's just natural to deal with versions?
      >
      > His proposition 1 and 2 are something I'm sure many would be happy
      > with. One of the main virtues of JSON, to be easier to read and write
      > by humans, is hurt by quotes requirement in names and the inability to
      > use single quotes for strings. And there are parsers already that
      > support those so the "standard" is often not strictly respected
      > anyway.
      >
      >
      > > Also, you haven't added omitting quotes round key names, and you've
      > > introduced features JavaScript doesn't have, so I dislike it for that
      > > reason anyway.
      > >
      > > On 10 July 2012 20:32, johnnys <marler8997@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >> **
      >
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> I've published a web page with some propositions to modify JSON at
      > >> http://json.marler.info <http://json.marler.info>
      > >> I wanted to post this so I could see what people think of these
      > >> propositions. Any comments/suggestions/criticism are welcome.
      > >>
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