std.json parsing issues

GrimMaple grimmaple95 at
Thu Nov 7 08:27:18 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 23:14:45 UTC, Jonathan Marler 
> On Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 21:48:48 UTC, GrimMaple wrote:
>> [...]
> Looking at the json spec, it looks like it doesn't distinguish 
> between integers and floating point values.
> As D is a native language, the distinction between integer and 
> floating point values it semantically important.  The 
> operations on each have very different behavior.
> That being said, adding support in `std.json` to interpret both 
> integers and floating points as floats should be trivial to 
> implement.  Or you could add your own function in your app.
> float asFloating(JSONValue value)
> {
>     return (value.type == JSONType.integer) ?
>         cast(float)value.integer : value.floating;
> }
> auto json = parseJSON(`{"num":123}`);
> writefln("num is: %s", json["num"].asFloating);
> json = parseJSON(`{"num":123.456}`);
> writefln("num is: %s", json["num"].asFloating);

Thank you for your input! The idea with additional function is 
great, I always forget D can do that. As to adding this to 
`std.json`, I'm both hands down to doing it myself, just unsure 
if I should submit a bug first or if I can just PR it straight 

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