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Re: What's a Number? Was: TJSON

From: Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2016 22:22:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHOTMVLJ22Hh9KGk_2d-K244Z647PB+VP5mT=qOe2_kri7KxiA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Bransford Brown <andrewbb@gmail.com>
Cc: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
Again, the Gitter is here: https://gitter.im/tjson/Lobby

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 10:17 PM, Andrew Bransford Brown <andrewbb@gmail.com>
wrote:

> ENOUGH WITH THE EMAILS!
>
> Let's get it on a discussion forum with notifications of updates.
>
> Andrew B. Brown
> (512) 947-8282
> http://KidsCourtyard.com
>
>
> 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
>>
>>
>


-- 
Tony Arcieri
Received on Friday, 4 November 2016 05:23:23 UTC

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