[erlang-questions] No JSON/MAPS interoperability in 17.0?

Charles Irvine <>
Sat Mar 8 14:01:10 CET 2014


I recently read that the “JSON Bridge” that Joe Armstrong describes in his new book won’t be included in Erlang 17.0. This would have been very useful. With Json becoming so prevalent (web services, browsers, Mongodb, etc), I think it is really surpassing XML as a common data interoperability format. It must have been on the table at one point or it wouldn’t have appeared in Joe’s book. Why did it not make it into the release? I think someone indicated that it really didn’t belong in the maps module and I can kind of see that. But why not just put it in a “json” module? Regards, Chuck


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