package.json comments - Can comments be used in JSON?

python json comments / json / comments

Can I use comments inside a JSON file? If so, how?

Steve Chambers



Answer #1

Comments are not an official standard, although some parsers support C++-style comments. One that I use is JsonCpp. In the examples there is this one:

// Configuration options
{
    // Default encoding for text
    "encoding" : "UTF-8",

    // Plug-ins loaded at start-up
    "plug-ins" : [
        "python",
        "c++",
        "ruby"
        ],

    // Tab indent size
    "indent" : { "length" : 3, "use_space": true }
}