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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] JSON?
From: Darren Garvey (darren.garvey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-02 09:06:08

On 2 April 2011 01:29, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Students and other interested parties,
> I would love it if there was a Boost quality JSON data parser, and optional
> printer, library. Currently I use one based on Spirit1 which has many
> drawbacks. I've been waiting for someone in the Spirit team, i.e. Joel, to
> have some mythical free time and inclination to write such a thing. But I'd
> really love one sooner, rather than later. Having one that is good and based
> on the latest Spirit would be wonderful.
> I can't say I have the time to mentor such a project. Hence this is just a
> though ;-)

Nice idea Rene. It'd be great to have one of these in Boost, for sure.
Making a good quality parser sounds like a Summer-sized project, but I
suspect that adding a writer might tip it over the edge (and could always
come later).

Hopefully any student that wanted to take it on would want to overcome the
shortcomings of Boost.Property_tree, which has very awkward and quirky JSON


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