On Dec 29, 2009, at 6:14 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> I've been mulling this over and I think this is a pretty good idea.
> If we could get it done in time for 8.5, we could actually change the
> output type of EXPLAIN (FORMAT JSON) to the new type. If not, I'm
> inclined to say that we should postpone adding any more functions that
> generate json output until such time as we have a real type for it. I
> wouldn't feel too bad about changing the output type of EXPLAIN
> (FORMAT JSON) from text to json in 8.6, because it's relatively
> difficult to be depending on that for anything very important. It's
> much easier to be depending on something like this, and changing it
> later could easily break working applications.
> Anyone have an interest in taking a crack at this?
There are a bunch of C libraries listed on http://www.json.org/. Perhaps one has a suitable license and clean enough implementation to be used?
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