Bob Ippolito (@etrepum) on Haskell, Python, Erlang, JavaScript, etc.
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simplejson 1.8.1

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simplejson is a simple, fast, complete, correct and extensible JSON (RFC 4627) encoder/decoder for Python 2.3+. It is pure Python code with no dependencies.

simplejson 1.8.1 is a major update:

  • Optional C extension for accelerating the decoding of JSON strings
  • Command line interface for pretty-printing JSON (via python -msimplejson)
  • Decoding of integers and floats is now extensible (e.g. to use Decimal) via parse_int, parse_float options.
  • Subversion and issue tracker moved to google code: http://code.google.com/p/simplejson/
  • Misc. bug fixes

There is one incompatible change:

  • "/" is no longer escaped, so if you're embedding JSON directly in HTML you'll want to use .replace("/", "\\/") to prevent a close-tag attack. Sorry, but the in-HTML use case just isn't worth the bloat in everyone else's documents.
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