[Development] JSON 64 bit int

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Feb 11 17:50:29 CET 2015

On Wednesday 11 February 2015 12:12:33 Bo Thorsen wrote:
> If I say to my customers they have to send me another language because 
> the Qt JSON library can't read 64 bit unsigned integers they say "Qt 
> sucks, switch to another JSON library.". We can't win here.

What's to stop someone at 64-bit? What if someone has a bad generator that 
suddenly starts outputting 65-bit numbers or bigger?

It could be as stupid a bug as the y2k:

	printf("%d/%d/19%d", d.tm_day, d.tm_month + 1, d.tm_year);

Which suddenly started printing "19100".

Similarly, what if someone is using an 80-bit extended precision FP and writes 
that? Are we expected to keep the precision?

We also had a discussion recently of someone using '' instead of "" for 
quoting strings.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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