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bug#24252: 25.1; json.el doesn't distinguish null and empty object


From: Nicolas Petton
Subject: bug#24252: 25.1; json.el doesn't distinguish null and empty object
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:05:47 +0200

Damien Cassou <address@hidden> writes:

> I understood Nico's message as a call for help from other Emacs
> maintainers, not from me :-).

It was just a question :-)

> The new code is certainly *not* backward-compatible if you look at the
> details. For example, `json-encode-list` was sometimes printing `null`
> and it won't do that anymore. I see that as a bug fix because `null` is
> not a list but it clearly makes the code not backward compatible.
>
> On the other hand, all existing unit tests still pass and the patch
> includes a bunch of new ones. I have been using this patch since I wrote
> it with no problem at all.

Seems fair to me.  I think we should install the patch.  Eli, do you
agree?  If so, I'll install it in master.

Cheers,
Nico

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