Re: [Json] Limitations on number size?

Francis Galiegue <fgaliegue@gmail.com> Thu, 11 July 2013 20:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] Limitations on number size?
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On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 12:46 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider
<pfpschneider@gmail.com> wrote:
[...]
>
> But everything that I've read about JSON indicates that JSON is supposed to
> be used for (portably) interchanging data.  If all there is to JSON is the
> grammar then what's the point of JSON?
>

Some JSON parsers support {de,}serializing numbers of an arbitrary
precision and/or scale. Castrating these languages just so that they
limit their possible numeric representations is castrating the value
of JSON itself.

The number production grammar is perfect as it is, I see no reason to change it.

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