[Python-Dev] PEP 361: Python 2.6/3.0 release schedule

Douglas Mayle douglas at openplans.org
Tue Mar 18 17:35:36 CET 2008

I keep forgetting to reply to the list:

This is great news.  I was getting ready to submit a patch to fix the  
Unicode handling in simplejson (which I will probably do anyway), but  
I'm interested in making sure whichever lib will hit the standard  
library has a correct implementation.


On Mar 18, 2008, at 12:17 PM, John Millikin 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
> 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[1]. 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
> on.
> 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
> results.
> [1]
> * 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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