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Re: Light weight support for JSON

From: Lawrence Velázquez
Subject: Re: Light weight support for JSON
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 14:11:25 -0400
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On Sun, Aug 28, 2022, at 9:24 AM, Yair Lenga wrote:
> Wanted to get feedback about the following "extensions" to bash that will
> make it easier to work with simple JSON object. To emphasize, the goal is
> NOT to "compete" with Python/Javascript (and other full scale language) -
> just to make it easier to build bash scripts that cover the very common use
> case of submitting REST requests with curl (checking results, etc), and to
> perform simple processing of JSON files.

I do not think bash needs to sprout functionality to support every
data-exchange format of the month.  A loadable module might be okay,
I guess.

Why are people so allergic to just using specific utilities for
specific tasks, as appropriate?  (This question is rhetorical.
Please do not respond with an impassioned plea about why JSON is
so special that it deserves first-class shell support.  It's not.)


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