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Allow Comments in JSON

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What: We, the undersigned, request that the ECMA-262 5.x Editions (the specification for ECMAScript (also known as "JavaScript", including JSON Grammar)) specifically allow comments in JSON such that JSON validators must not fail an input file because it has comments in it.

Use-case: Validation of configuration files done in JSON with comments should succeed, but currently does not.

Why: Since JSON is frequently used for configuration files, as distinguished from bulk data transport, allowing comments in JSON will greatly ease development and configuration tasks. Additionally, securely stripping out comments when required is not a difficult task and is supported by many tools.


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