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Re: Can the json reader be a bit more lenient?

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: Can the json reader be a bit more lenient?
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2019 19:14:52 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

ndame (2019-07-31 13:52 +0200) wrote:

> Lately I've been using emacs for some text data processing, and the
> input is json sometimes. The problem is the json often comes like
> this:
>   [{'time1: '8:00', 'time2': '13:00', ...
> and the emacs reader chokes on it saying
>   doesn't start with "!

This error comes from 'json-read-string' function.

> Now I know the json standard says attribute names should be double quoted,
> but can it be somehow persuaded to accept single quotes instead?

Not easily: I think the only way is to override the mentioned function.

> It would be great to have an option for this when I know the data is
> correct, only it uses single quotes instead of doubles.

I think this feature request should be sent with "M-x report-emacs-bug".
It's unlikely it will be noticed on this mailing list.


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