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Nicolas Seriot: Parsing JSON is a Minefield 💣

Nicolas Seriot put over 60 JSON libraries through over 300 tests:

As a final word, I keep on wondering why “fragile” formats such as HTML, CSS and JSON, or “dangerous” languages such as PHP or JavaScript became so immensely popular. This is probably because they are easy to start with by tweaking contents in a text editor, because of too liberal parsers or interpreters, and seemingly simple specifications. But sometimes, simple specifications just mean hidden complexity.

It’s surprising how few passed all the tests.

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