iteration order for Object

Charles Kendrick charles at
Fri Mar 11 13:01:46 PST 2011

Probably the language which most commonly handles JSON is JavaScript itself.  So a major chunk 
of the benefit, possibly even the majority of the benefit, would be immediate: eval(), 
application config files expressed in JSON, etc.

And as you alluded to (also I CAN HAZ CUSTIM CLAZZES?) JSON will probably eventually have versions.

On 3/11/2011 12:55 PM, Dean Landolt wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Charles Kendrick <charles at
> <mailto:charles at>> wrote:
>     Not so - order-preserving implementations are backwards compatible with
>     non-order-preserving implementations.  Just rev the spec, and like any other versioned
>     spec, developers can use the new behavior when they know the application environment uses
>     only the new version.
> The JSON spec has no version number, intentionally -- it would have to be supersetted entirely.
> You could make the argument that perhaps it's about time (I CAN HAZ DATES?) but that's a much
> bigger challenge, and your claimed advantages to JSON handling would still be moot until
> ECMAScript adopted your JSON replacement.

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