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encoding/json: Documentation for prefix on Indent is unclear #7821

gopherbot opened this issue Apr 19, 2014 · 4 comments

encoding/json: Documentation for prefix on Indent is unclear #7821

gopherbot opened this issue Apr 19, 2014 · 4 comments


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What does 'go version' print?

go version devel +2114e9e65d6c Sat Apr 19 14:47:20 2014 +1000 linux/amd64

What steps reproduce the problem?

What happened?

I expected each line to have the prefix I specified (in this case
">>>"), but the first line is missing it.

What should have happened instead?

The documentation speaks of elements in a json object or array each being prefixed by
the prefix and the appropriate count of indents. I am uncertain what exactly counts as
an 'element'.

My issue is that there's probably a good reason for the current behavior and that reason
should be added to the documentation. If there is not a good reason for it, the behavior
should change.

Provided with the former I am happy to add the verbiage explaining why, and lacking that
I am happy to submit a patch to add prefix to the first line.
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Comment 1:

Labels changed: added repo-main, release-go1.3maybe.

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Comment 2:

An Example func would probably help too.

Labels changed: added documentation.

Status changed to Accepted.

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Comment 3:

CL mentions this issue.

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adg commented May 8, 2014

Comment 4:

This issue was closed by revision 1c2cc12.

Status changed to Fixed.

@rsc rsc added this to the Go1.3 milestone Apr 14, 2015
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