JSON Duplicate Keys

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Fri Jun 7 04:19:16 PDT 2013


Mark S. Miller wrote:
> Everyone, please keep in mind that JSON does not and never has claimed 
> to be the best or last data format. No doubt many better ones have 
> been and will be created, some as variants of JSON, some not. If you'd 
> like to create a "fixed JSON" or "enhanced JSON" or whatever, feel 
> free -- whether it treats comments, duplicated keys, or \u2028 
> differently or whatever. But please don't confuse any of these 
> variants with JSON itself. As a data format, JSON's greatest value is 
> its stability, and the inability for anyone, including us, to version it.

+∞

"Get off my lawn!" comment (I will tag in and tag Doug out of the grumpy 
old men smackdown ring): you kids stop fiddling with JSON. It needs 
"fixing" like it needs a hole in the head.

/be


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