The past, present and future of jyson.¶
As you may know, JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format that is easy for humans to read and write.
I wrote this JSON codec when I first came across JSON, and realised that it was the perfect antidote for the complexity and heavy weight of XML, at least in terms of structured data-interchange.
I intended to publish it as open source, but didn't get around to doing that until recently.
JSON in the python standard library.¶
I realised then that JSON had become such a commonly used format that it was an important omission that python did not have a JSON codec in the standard library, and suggested on the python web-sig that a JSON codec should be added to the standard library. At the time, there were multiple competing implementations of JSON codecs for python .
It had been my original hope that the authors of these codecs and other interested parties could collaborate on forming a standard interface for JSON codecs that all python|jython|ironpython JSON codecs could implement, and John Millikin tried to start such an effort .
But Guido, the python BDFL disagreed, and blessed what was at that time the most popular python JSON codec, simplejson, written by Bob Ippolito . Bob contributed simplejson to the python standard library, and it became the json module in cpython 2.6
My intention for Jyson is to
- Modify it so that it complies fully with the API of the cpython json module
- Contribute it to the jython project so that jython has a fast pure-java implementation of the json module.