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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [configuration] JSON format
Date Tue, 08 Apr 2008 09:28:47 GMT
This is an interesting idea and could be a way to provide quickly an 
initial implementation of the JSON format. However the scripting API is 
only available in Java 6, and Commons Configuration 2.0 targets Java 5 
(Commons Configuration 1.x is stuck with the Java 1.3 compatibility). In 
the end we'll have to write our own parser to support a wide range of 
systems (Mac OS X doesn't have a final release of Java 6 yet).

Instead of the standard scripting API we may use the Rhino API directly, 
but this is a heavy dependency (700k) for such a simple format.

Emmanuel Bourg

Hao Zheng a écrit :
> hi all configuration devs,
> I have a simple and straightforward idea on JSON format. Since Java 6
> suppports scripting in Java, it include the Mozilla Rhino engine for
> the JavaScript programming language. JSON is a subset of Javascript,
> so we can use a simple call "eval()" to parse the configuration file.
> Then we can access the structure in Java, as described in
> . In this way, no parser is needed. Do you think it could be a
> possible way?

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