Non Sucking YAML parser

Marvin Humphrey marvin at
Wed Sep 13 05:37:03 BST 2006

On Sep 12, 2006, at 7:27 PM, Simon Wistow wrote:

> I'm trying to do some interop between Java and Perl. I'm trying to  
> avoid
> XML. I thought I'd try JSON or YAML.
> The Java stuff works fine. seems to fail to parse half the
> data, YAML::Tiny bitches about malformedness, YAML::Syck seems to  
> parse
> ok but then only ever returns 1 object even when there are multiple
> ones. fails to work.

FWIW, the JSON module has worked fine for me.  I got bit by feeding  
it blessed objects at first, which it just turns to undef by default  
-- if I'd RTFM all the way through I would have known, but oh well.   
Maybe you got bit by the same feature?

Marvin Humphrey
Rectangular Research


slothbear:~/perltest marvin$ cat json.plx
use strict;
use warnings;
use JSON qw( objToJson );

my $obj  = bless { foo  => 1 }, 'Foo';
print "Attempt 1: " . objToJson($obj) . "\n";
$JSON::ConvBlessed = 1;
print "Attempt 2: " . objToJson($obj) . "\n";

slothbear:~/perltest marvin$ perl json.plx
Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at json.plx  
line 7.
Attempt 1:
Attempt 2: {"foo":1}

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