JSON import error

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Nov 2 02:36:09 EDT 2017

I sent my message too soon. If I import as "file:" instead of "binfile:" 
it mostly works.

You always figure it out as soon as you post. It's a rule.

On 11/2/17 1:02 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> I am trying to convert some JSON to a LC array. Both JSONImport and 
> JSONToArray are failing. JSONToArray gives only a generic "error in 
> function". JSONImport gives this:
> 863,9,9,runtime
> 864,9,9,syntax error: 1:1 Unexpected character '˛'
> 865,9,9,json.lcb
> 866,9,9,65
> 897,9,9,1
> 865,9,9,json.lcb
> 866,9,9,262
> 897,9,9,1
> 219,9,9,JSONimport
> 465,9,9
> The JSON is full of foreign characters, saved on disk as UTF-16 (with 
> BOM), and read into LC as binary text. I've run the text through several 
> online JSON validators and none report any problems.
> I don't know if the above error will come through the list correctly but 
> it isn't a normal comma. LC's charToNum() reports 254. I pasted it into 
> BBEdit's "find" dialog and when I do a search on the actual file, BBEdit 
> says it doesn't exist in there.
> Any ideas what might be wrong?

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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