Standardize serialization on JSON?

Aaron Stone aaron at
Mon Apr 14 03:23:44 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-04-13 at 22:53 -0400, Lisa Seelye wrote:
> <quote who="Ask Bjørn Hansen">
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> >
> > What's the performance of JSON serialization in $your_language?
> Benchmarks for the JSON Ruby gem can be found at
> I
> > I apologize if it's been discussed before, but how about standardizing
> > on using JSON for serialization?   In Perl it's Really Fast (with JSON::XS)
> > and I imagine that it gzip's well, too.
> >
> > It would make using complex data structures between languages as
> > trivial as it can be...
> I don't think it's memcached's place to care about what is stored in it.
> Unless I've missed something; I haven't read the list in a while.

Generally speaking, it is not memcached's business what is stored, but
for cross-platform data sharing, this has come up so often that it makes
sense to have a uniform baseline of functionality which developers can
expect to be present; those who want to do something different are
certainly more than welcome to do so!


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