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Wednesday May 24, 2006
08:59 AM

Argh... JSON 1.05 is broken...

[ #29694 ]

Here's some sample code:

                #!/usr/bin/perl -w
                use strict;

                use Data::Dumper;
                use JSON;

                my $json = JSON->new();

                my $hash = { example => '02' };
                print Dumper \$hash;

                my $hash_2_json = $json->objToJson($hash);
                print Dumper \$hash_2_json;

                my $from_json = $json->jsonToObj($hash_2_json);
                print Dumper \$from_json;

The output with JSON 1.03:

                $VAR1 = \{
                                        'example' => '02'
                $VAR1 = \'{"example":"02"}';
                $VAR1 = \{
                                        'example' => '02'

The output with JSON 1.05:

                $VAR1 = \{
                                        'example' => '02'
                $VAR1 = \'{"example":"02"}';
                $VAR1 = \{
                                        'example' => 2

That leading zero is being lost.

Now, the funny thing was that the guy complaining that my system had a bug would send me an example script to show me the bug, I'd run it and get back to him saying "look, it ain't broken... I'm getting the results I expected..."

Eventually, the guy came up with the theory that we could be running different versions of some module...

Lo and behold: we were.

And JSON 1.05 is broken. I already sent an email to the maintainer :-) Hope to get an answer real soon :-)

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