Re: [Json] 2-step proposal 4627bis + I-JSON

John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> Thu, 04 July 2013 05:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] 2-step proposal 4627bis + I-JSON
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Tim Bray scripsit:

> But programmers in statically typed languages are going to do the
> equivalent of org.json.JSONObject.getLong() or getDouble(), and the idea in
> I-JSON is that if something in a JSON body is a number, it should Just
> Work.  So I’m beginning to like John’s idea.  Although it might be
> plausible to also say that if the number has no fractional part, it MUST
> fall in the 64-bit integer value range.

For my taste that deviates too far from JSON's JavaScript roots, where
ther are no 64-bit ints, only doubles which are sometimes treated as
32-bit ints.

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