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Re: What's a Number? Was: TJSON

From: Andrew Bransford Brown <andrewbb@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 01:17:36 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPS+YFL8MD6K6CDi5pV8W5RKr_McpqzJAVBgsSA7uExYPMxNOQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>

Let's get it on a discussion forum with notifications of updates.

Andrew B. Brown
(512) 947-8282

On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Anders Rundgren <
anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> There's probably a single data type in JSON that cause 99% of the problems
> and that's numbers.
> The scientific people want 80-bits IEEE
> The Java/Python/C# folks want true 64-bit integers
> The crypto geeks want really big integers
> The financial guys want big decimals
> These problems stem from JavaScript and they all have the same
> solution/workaround; put the data in a JSON "string".
> Does this limitation/deficiency motivate a [sort of] new JSON?
> In my book it does not but it seems that a lot of other people think it is
> a great idea so I can only wish you good luck!
> Anders
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