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Subject: Re: [boost] JSON Parser GSoC 2013
From: Michael Marcin (mike.marcin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-11 23:42:54

Bjorn Reese wrote:
> On 04/10/2013 11:46 PM, Stephan Bourgeois wrote:
>> Open Source JSON parsers have already been implemented in C++ and in
>> Java.
>> Examples of Java libraries are: Gson, quick-json. Even if other libraries
>> already exist, developers who are using Boost for their project will
>> appreciate having a JSON parser within Boost.
> Agreed.
>> The question is what data structure we should use to represent JSON
>> objects, and how the user can access key/value pairs in those objects.
>> (examples: Boost.PropertyTree, pre-existing C++ object, ...)
> I would like to have several different interfaces:
> 1. Tokenizer API which reads the next token from an input string. This
> is important for streaming data.
> 2. Iterator API which iterates to the next token in the input string.
> Remembers its parent scopes (unlike tokenizer.) This is similar
> to the XmlTextReader API.
> 3. Tree API which parses the entire input string into a tree structure.
> This is a bit like the DOM API, and this is what the Spirit example
> and Boost.PropertyTree provides.
> 4. Serialization API which provides a Boost.Serialization input archive
> without going through an intermediate tree representation.

I would think to add perhaps a fusion API which I think should allow you
to have a usage similar to that of JsonFX in C# for any fusion adapted type.

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