Re: [Json] Limitations on number size?

"Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net> Tue, 09 July 2013 18:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] Limitations on number size?
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> On Tuesday, July 09, 2013 6:38 PM, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
> wrote:
> > I think it is well-understood that if you need particularily small,
> > big, precise or otherwise unusual numbers in JSON then it's best to
> > encode them as strings so you can do the string-to-number conversion
> > at a higher level than whatever JSON library you might be using
> today.
> 
> <semifacetious>
> If that's what we should always do then why can't parsers do it
> automatically?
> </semifacetious>

Some parsers have options to support that. PHP, e.g. has a
JSON_BIGINT_AS_STRING flag.


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