Re: [Json] REMINDER - WGLC Ends 2013-10-11

John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> Sat, 12 October 2013 03:04 UTC

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Jim Schaad scripsit:

> 4.  The following is technically a change in the grammar, however is
> there a reason why an integer cannot be 00, but 1E00 is legal?  Do we
> want to change the definition of the exponent so that it matches that
> of integer?

I believe that 010 is forbidden because it's not clear if it means
eight (as in C/C++/Java) or ten (as in programming languages from other
traditions).  00 would mean the same thing in either case, but it's more
uniform to simply forbid leading zeros (other than in the value 0, of
course).

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