[Pharo-users] Is it bad to have an order NeoJsonObject?

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Thu Jun 7 01:29:14 EDT 2018


Tim,

> On 7 Jun 2018, at 01:37, Tim Mackinnon <tim at testit.works> wrote:
> 
> Hi - I’ve hit some Json where the outputted values (they are field names) are written out in a specific order - and the author hasn’t chosen to use an array to represent those fields in a specific order.
> 
> { ‘field1’ : { ….}, ‘field2’: { … } }
> 
> I think this is technically incorrect and should be:
> 
> { [ {‘field1’ : { ….}, ‘field2’: { … } ]}
> 
> Anyway - given what I’ve got, would it be a terrible idea to create my own version NeoJsonObject and just make it a subclass of OrderedDictionary?
> 
> I can’t see any issues - but then I might be kidding myself…
> 
> Tim

Yea, I think you could try making a NeoJSONOrderedObject as a subclass of OrderedDictionary, modelled after NeoJSONObject. Just remember it is implemented using DNU, which will surprise you at one point.

Sven


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