JSON parser grammar

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Jun 3 20:29:42 PDT 2009


Mark S. Miller scripsit:

> Why? Had JSON been defined after ES5, no doubt it would have accepted
> these. But that's spilled milk under the bridge on which the train has
> already passed.

FWIU, JSON doesn't allow unquoted keys because that would implicate
the list of ES3 reserved words in the definition.  Let's not go there.

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which familiarity is limited, it is sometimes better to stick to merely
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