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From Dirkjan Ochtman <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache CouchDB 1.2.0 release, first round
Date Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:47:27 GMT
On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 18:30, Robert Newson <> wrote:
> I'm in favor of adding it to breaking changes and keeping the new
> behaviour. Both ejson and jiffy use %g to encode numbers. This favors
> a shorter encoding. On reflection, this is more desirable than
> pretending that json distinguishes between ints and floats.

JSON does distinguish between those: a JSON number that includes a "."
character obviously denotes a float, while one with a "." character
denotes an integer.

The JSON spec does not include any information on how numbers are to
be interpreted, so CouchDB should try to refrain from guessing.



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