|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^2: Converting boolean values in XMLoutby Anonymous Monk
|on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:57 UTC||Need Help??|
In case it's useful to someone out there, I found that Rmap as used in pKai's sample code, didn't recurse as I wanted it to, for some Json strings anyway.
For instance, if you have a nested json object where some of the values in an object are the same (e.g. a list of keys with boolean values), decode_json uses JSON::true or JSON::false for the first instance it comes across, but then adds hash references to an existing true or false for all subsequent instances. This is presumably for performance? Whatever the reason, it caused me a bit of chin-scratching (not hard!).
Consider the following string of Json, (which might have been received as a post parameter, say):
If I tried this in pKai's code above, you don't get the required result - XML::Simple still complains:
The Rmap docs state that if there are multiple routes to the same node, only the first will be followed... so I'm pretty sure this is working as designed, but it's just not what I needed...
One way round it was just to repeat the same rmap_ref call against the object until there weren't any blessed objects left, but that seems dumb - it can't be very efficient? But it does work:
In the end, I used something similar to ikegami's code above to make sure I walk a nested structure fully, but instead of using 1 or 0 to substitute the blessed JSON booleans, I used references, so that I could 'round trip' the resulting object using encode_json and get proper json booleans at the client (rather than the integers 1 or 0).
There's probably a neat way to use Rmap to do the walking, but it was beyond my abilities I'm afraid. :(