[eeps] Joe Armstrong's suggestion for JSON<->Erlang BIFs

Richard A. O'Keefe <>
Fri Jul 25 04:13:17 CEST 2008

Joe Armstrong wrote:
     Since JSON seems to be ubiquitous
     it seems to me that there would be a strong case for a couple of  
new BIFs,
     term_to_json and json_to_term.
     These would work like binary_to_term and term_to_binary,
     the difference being that instead of converting to a binary  
containing the
     external term format, we convert to a binary containing a JSON  
encoded string.

I've written an EEP based on this.
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