Re: [Json] Limitations on number size?

R S <sayrer@gmail.com> Wed, 05 June 2013 01:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] Limitations on number size?
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On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Douglas Crockford <douglas@crockford.com>wrote;wrote:

>
> Keep in mind that this format has been working successfully in the wild
> for over a decade. The goal here should be to do the least that is
> necessary to formally upgrade its status from Informational, not to attempt
> to fix something that is already working well enough. It is only because it
> has been working well enough that we are considering the upgrade.



Strongly agree. We should only be changing things that are incorrect or
obsolete. You can't write an interoperable JSON implementation by reading
RFC 4627 at the moment, but number precision is not one of the
deal-breakers.

- Rob