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.


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