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Q&A How do I choose the correct Perl module from these variations?

When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON strings and/or documents, I found JSON::PP and JSON::XS. The documentation of JSON::PP says it is compatible with JSON::XS. What do these suffixes me...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ghost-in-the-zsh‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by ivan‭

Question perl json perl-module
#5: Post edited by user avatar ghost-in-the-zsh‭ · 2021-01-15T10:31:51Z (over 3 years ago)
Update title to better reflect the point of the question - understanding meaning so you can choose correctly
  • What do different Perl module name suffixes mean?
  • How do I choose the correct Perl module from these variations?
  • When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON strings and/or documents, I found [`JSON::PP`][1] and [`JSON::XS`][2]. The documentation of [`JSON::PP`][1] says it is compatible with [`JSON::XS`][2].
  • 1. What do these suffixes mean?
  • 2. Which one should be used and why?
  • [1]: http://search.cpan.org/~makamaka/JSON-PP-2.27400/lib/JSON/PP.pm
  • [2]: http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/JSON-XS-3.02/XS.pm
  • When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON strings and/or documents, I found [`JSON::PP`][1] and [`JSON::XS`][2]. The documentation of [`JSON::PP`][1] says it is compatible with [`JSON::XS`][2].
  • 1. What do these suffixes mean?
  • 2. Which one should I use and why?
  • [1]: http://search.cpan.org/~makamaka/JSON-PP-2.27400/lib/JSON/PP.pm
  • [2]: http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/JSON-XS-3.02/XS.pm
#4: Post edited by user avatar ghost-in-the-zsh‭ · 2020-12-01T20:26:35Z (over 3 years ago)
Updated title to be more specific and fix a typo
  • What's the difference between these Perl modules?
  • What do different Perl module name suffixes mean?
  • When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON string and/or documents, I found [`JSON::PP`][1] and [`JSON::XS`][2]. The documentation of [`JSON::PP`][1] says it is compatible with [`JSON::XS`][2].
  • 1. What do these suffixes mean?
  • 2. Which one should be used and why?
  • [1]: http://search.cpan.org/~makamaka/JSON-PP-2.27400/lib/JSON/PP.pm
  • [2]: http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/JSON-XS-3.02/XS.pm
  • When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON strings and/or documents, I found [`JSON::PP`][1] and [`JSON::XS`][2]. The documentation of [`JSON::PP`][1] says it is compatible with [`JSON::XS`][2].
  • 1. What do these suffixes mean?
  • 2. Which one should be used and why?
  • [1]: http://search.cpan.org/~makamaka/JSON-PP-2.27400/lib/JSON/PP.pm
  • [2]: http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/JSON-XS-3.02/XS.pm
#3: Post edited by user avatar Alexei‭ · 2020-12-01T12:17:58Z (over 3 years ago)
added relevant tag
  • When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON string and/or documents, I found [`JSON::PP`][1] and [`JSON::XS`][2]. The documentation of [`JSON::PP`][1] says it is compatible with [`JSON::XS`][2].
  • 1. What do these suffixes mean?
  • 2. Which one should be used and why?
  • [1]: http://search.cpan.org/~makamaka/JSON-PP-2.27400/lib/JSON/PP.pm
  • [2]: http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/JSON-XS-3.02/XS.pm
  • When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON string and/or documents, I found [`JSON::PP`][1] and [`JSON::XS`][2]. The documentation of [`JSON::PP`][1] says it is compatible with [`JSON::XS`][2].
  • 1. What do these suffixes mean?
  • 2. Which one should be used and why?
  • [1]: http://search.cpan.org/~makamaka/JSON-PP-2.27400/lib/JSON/PP.pm
  • [2]: http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/JSON-XS-3.02/XS.pm
#2: Post edited by user avatar ghost-in-the-zsh‭ · 2020-12-01T05:57:04Z (over 3 years ago)
#1: Initial revision by user avatar ghost-in-the-zsh‭ · 2020-12-01T05:29:43Z (over 3 years ago)
What's the difference between these Perl modules?
When looking for Perl modules to handle JSON string and/or documents, I found [`JSON::PP`][1] and [`JSON::XS`][2]. The documentation of [`JSON::PP`][1] says it is compatible with [`JSON::XS`][2].

1. What do these suffixes mean?
2. Which one should be used and why?

[1]: http://search.cpan.org/~makamaka/JSON-PP-2.27400/lib/JSON/PP.pm
[2]: http://search.cpan.org/~mlehmann/JSON-XS-3.02/XS.pm