ASON is an extension of JSON which specifies a semantic, and allows for pattern expressions that can specify or match groups of JSON values. libason is a simple library for manipulating ASON programmatically in C.
libason depends on GNU Readline
if you are going to build the
asonq utility. Rendering the spec requires a
LaTeX distribution that provides the
pdflatex command. Finally, all builds
libason will require the Lemon parser
As of Fedora 21, the above are provided by the following RPMs in Fedora:
libason can be built and installed with the usual commands:
$ ./configure $ make $ make install
configure script can take parameters to change the target install path,
like any Automake configuration script. You can use the
--help option to
print a list of all options. Here are the
--enable-spec- Build the ASON specification document. Requires the
--enable-lcov- Build library with LCOV support.
make lcovwill build a code coverage report.
--with-asonq- Build and install the
asonqutility as well as the library.
Using the asonq utility
libason comes with a simple REPL called
asonq. It takes no arguments on the
Typing an ASON value into
asonq will reduce it to simplest form and repeat
it. You can assign to variables with the
:= operator, such as:
> foo := 6
/quit to exit