- Jan 4, 2006
> respect, it's beginning to seem like JSON is supposed to be a minimalist
> languages as possible.
JSON is a text format that is completely language independent but uses
conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of
many others. These properties make JSON an ideal data-interchange
JSON is built on two structures:
* A collection of name/value pairs. In various languages, this is
realized as an object, record, struct, dictionary, hash table, keyed
list, or associative array.
* An ordered list of values. In most languages, this is realized
as an array, vector, list, table, or sequence.
These are universal data structures. Virtually all modern programming
languages support them in one form or another. It makes sense that a
data format that is interchangable with programming languages also be
based on these structures.
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