sort keys with JSON.stringify()

Felipe Gasper felipe at
Mon Sep 12 08:10:38 PDT 2011

On 9/12/11 10:07 AM, Brian Kardell wrote:
> But Doug, just to clarify:  You mean that the parsed objects create no
> predictable insertion order right?  It is actually possible to use
> replacer to serialize keys in a particular order, and that might be
> enough for what he is looking for (if two objects serialized as the same
> string they would be equal).

Almost. Actually, I want the converse: if two objects are equal, they 
serialize the same way.

I noodled with the replacer function for a bit but wasn’t able to get 
something that seems to work for objects of arbitrary depth.


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