Monday, January 30, 2006
With Eiffel we easily can generate the XML documents and HTML snippets by using the Gobo or eposix tools. There's no JSON support in Eiffel yet.
An Eiffel JSON library would be useful beyond AJAX applications - for example it would make a good default format when dumping Eiffel objects for debugging purposes (e.g. as the output format of ANY.tagged_out).
A superset of JSON called YAML might also be interesting as a kind of lite "STORABLE" for Eiffel.
At present it's a rather academic question for me. I don't anticipate implementing any functionality that really requires AJAX for at least a year. Right now, the first AJAX application I see for me will be something like the google search pulldown for users selecting items by name from a large database.