Re: [Json] serializing sequences of JSON values

Tatu Saloranta <tsaloranta@gmail.com> Sun, 09 March 2014 17:33 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] serializing sequences of JSON values
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The way real-life serializers do this is to keep track of state. If a root
value has been output, then insert a separator. If not, then not. Expecting
caller to pass this state would indeed be silly.

I still find it fascinating how much of discussion is based on theoretical
aspect of ifs, whys and maybes. But not in observing how things have been
done for years now.

-+ Tatu +-



On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 2:36 PM, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> Larry Masinter scripsit:
>
> > If you want to write out a sequence of JSON values you would write them
> out as an array with [] around and comma separators.
>
> That would be a single JSON value, not a sequence thereof.
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