Re: [Json] Limitations on number size?

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Wed, 10 July 2013 03:16 UTC

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On Jul 10, 2013, at 04:42, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> google for [json large numbers bugs]

Next up: google for »number overflow bugs«.

Somehow, it seems that handling large numbers is not entirely a problem specific to JSON.

Any interchange format that exchanges numbers between ecosystems with different number formats will run into this.  That is not a valid argument for saying JSON should be a single-ecosystem format.

Grüße, Carsten