Jansson is a C library for encoding, decoding and manipulating JSON data. Its main features and design principles are:
- Simple and intuitive API and data model
- Comprehensive documentation
- No dependencies on other libraries
- Full Unicode support (UTF-8)
- Extensive test suite
Jansson is licensed under the MIT license; see LICENSE in the source distribution for details.
If you obtained a source tarball, just use the standard autotools commands:
$ ./configure && make && make install
If the source has been checked out from a Git repository, the ./configure script has to be generated fist. The easiest way is to use autoreconf:
$ autoreconf -i
To run the test suite, invoke:
$ make check
Python is required to run the tests.
Documentation is in the doc/ subdirectory. It's written in reStructuredText with Sphinx annotations, so reading it in plain may be inconvenient. For this reason, prebuilt HTML documentation is available at http://www.digip.org/jansson/doc/.
To generate HTML documentation yourself, invoke:
cd doc/ sphinx-build . .build/html
... and point your browser to .build/html/index.html. Sphinx is required to generate the documentation.