[Python-3000] adding json to stdlib (was: Re: [Python-Dev] PEP 361: Python 2.6/3.0 release schedule)
nnorwitz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 17:43:25 CET 2008
On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM, John Millikin <jmillikin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Possible features for 2.6
> > New modules in the standard library:
> > - JSON implementation
> Have there been any plans made for which one? All of the
No. This was something I added as a nice to have for 2.6.
> implementations I'm aware of (cjson, simplejson, jsonlib, demjson,
> python-json) have serious issues that in my opinion should be fixed
> before inclusion in the standard library. I am the author of
> jsonlib, and am willing to write patches for whichever implementation
> becomes the standard, but it would be very nice to know what to focus
I'm not familiar enough with any of the libraries to comment. If it's
premature to add a particular implementation, that's fine, we can
> Apologies if this has been discussed already, but there was no link to
> a PEP in 361 and a search of python-dev and c.l.p returned no relevant
I don't believe it has been discussed before. I've changed the
subject and would like to discuss this now.
It would be great if you could pull together and get the community
behind a single solution that is robust enough to include in the
stdlib. If that an be finished for 2.6, great. If it waits for 2.7,
that would still be fine.
> * cjson and python-json have almost complete absense of Unicode support.
> * simplejson is slow and writes incorrect unicode escapes.
> * demjson is far too forgiving when parsing and accepts all sorts of
> invalid input.
> * jsonlib is not PEP 8-compliant and has terrible error handling.
> * python-json is abandoned, slow, and lacks Unicode support.
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