[erlang-questions] mochijson2 decode

Bob Ippolito <>
Tue Jun 7 15:34:56 CEST 2011


In a string you need to escape the quotes so that the parser can know
when the string ends. This is required in essentially any programming
language. In some languages you may be able to use a different quote
character for your string, but in Erlang there is only one so
embedding strings with lots of quotes does look noisy. In practice
this isn't a problem because most of your JSON is going to be coming
from the network or disk and not embedded in Erlang source strings.

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 6:06 AM, richard claxton <> wrote:
> I though i should be able to run this.
> mochijson2:decode( "{ "colour" : "red", "value" : "#f00" }" ).
> but get  2: syntax error before: colour
> Like you said i think its the syntax, but i cant see it.
> Cheers Richard
>
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Bob Ippolito <> wrote:
>>
>> It sounds like your input isn't JSON, or maybe you've misunderstood
>> something about Erlang syntax. If you post some code it may help
>> pinpoint exactly what's going on.
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 5:22 AM, richard claxton <>
>> wrote:
>> > I am new to erlang and i am playing around with mochijson2, JSON parsing
>> > from a http post, I can decode the json http request if i escape all the
>> > quotes in the string \" but there must be a better solution then this?
>> > Cheer Richard
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