[erlang-questions] No JSON/MAPS interoperability in 17.0?
Sun Mar 9 20:06:27 CET 2014
On 09 Mar 2014, at 17:05, Anthony Ramine <> wrote:
> What about the utter lack of proper specifications around JSON?
JSON is fully specified in RFC 7159.
> The fact that you always have to think about where the JSON will be injected?
Why would you need to think about that? JSON is usually transported using a data-transparent transfer mechanism such as HTTP.
If it isn’t, you may need some help from an application-specific library, but that is irrelevant for the dominant usage of JSON.
> Just because other languages include such a thing doesn’t mean Erlang should too.
Of course that would be a weak reason. But it's a straw man.
The reason for supporting JSON at the standard library level is that JSON is the most widely used format to interchange data.
Not having it is fine for a language that doesn’t care about interchanging data.
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