At first glance, JSON is a simple notation for writing down information in
terms of Booleans, Strings, Numbers, arrays of JSON expressions, and
objects of JSON expressions. This transformation is known as
parsing, which we will discuss in 2 —
You should keep this fact in mind for your upcoming co-op and future employment.
A JSON Float consists of a non-empty sequence of digits (0 through 9) combined via dot ., possibly preceded by a minus sign, according to the IEEE floating-point numbers standard. (A more precise definition will be supplied if needed.)
Furthermore, to keep things reasonably simple, our JSON reader process will limit the time it takes to read a JSON value from the file system. While an extremely large String that stress-tests a software system is appropriate for a course that focuses on software development, it is pointless for a course on the principles of programming languages.