Issue #884 resolved

Support for JSON snippets

Eric Mill
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(Importing this from linguist on Github)

I'd like to add support for a slight modification of the JSON lexer - that of JSON snippets, where surrounding braces or brackets are allowed to be missing.

In other words, doing this:

"first_name": "Jefferson",
"nicknames": ["Jeff", "Bob"],
"last_name": "Brown",
"middle_name": "B.",
"name_suffix": null

This is a pattern I use in READMEs and API documentation, when I want to discuss pieces of an object at a time.

Would others find this useful? What's the easiest way to go about doing this? Is there a way to "subclass" the existing JSON lexer and tweak the rules?

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