Author: EZ Language: text
Description: Downsides of JSON in the shell Timestamp: 2020-03-23 20:20:41 +0000
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  1. Hey Guys great show again
  3. about the UNIX blog and JSON from the last podcast, I wanted to share my thoughts on the matter
  4. I post a reply to the blog with "I like the JC tool very much and make much sense for JSON usage. Remember, UNIX tools have been tested through time and time. JSON is great for REST API calls, but in a shell environment, it can provide some challenges on the same level. Text format is fundamental for any file system, and the ability to read and write data in the text requires very minimal.  The text way does not require any additional tooling or programs out of the standards across the system to read or write. I agree that having an additional output for JSON will increase the flexibility with the shell environment and the interaction with your system or computer. /proc and /sys are pseudo files and provide the minimal, adding, let say JSON serialize, will introduce complexity to the technology. Is all data in the form of text anyway or no? Wouldnt JSON create complexity to edit? Is read more critical when editing to writing data? Don't get me wrong I do believe there should be improvements, but the questions of moving forward are much significant than converting data to JSON format.
  6. P.S it is a great article to create critical thinking."
  8. Just say that making things more complex with making things harder for users and taking away their freedom. But that subject is for another day.
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