Author rhettinger
Recipients rhettinger
Date 2014-05-07.16:51:26
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The error message for malformed JSON just tells you that the JSON is invalid, it doesn't say why (showing you which character bombed, what text is being read, what the pending openers are, or what allowable characters would have been expected).  In the absence of this information, it is very difficult to debug hand-rolled JSON.

   json.loads('sample_file.json')     # students find this hard to debug

          "boys": 10,
          "girls": 20,
         ]''')                        # hard to see trailing comma

   json.loads("['python', 'perl', 'ruby']")  # needs double quotes

   json.loads("[[10, 20], [30, 40]]]") # unbalanced delimiters
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