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|0024465||Runner||[All Projects] Functions||Public||2016-11-01 23:43||2017-10-30 15:18|
|Priority||Low||Severity||C - General||Reproducibility||100%|
|Platform||Windows||OS||Windows 8||OS Version||8.1|
|Summary||0024465: Functions: ini_write_string does not escape double quotes - breaks JSON.|
|Description||Doing ini_write_string("a", "b", '1"2')|
and ini_read_string will only read "1".
This means that you cannot store JSON in INI files as-is because it'll only read the data until the first keypair.
|Additional Information||Doing string_replace_all(json_encode(map), '"', "'") is a viable workaround.|
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|Attached Files||a_bug.gmz [^] (119,438 bytes) 2016-11-01 23:43|
Double quotes are not the only things that need better handling. Square brackets, spaces, equal signs, comments (# and ;) all break INI functions. For years I've seen people advocating the use of ds_*_write() and ds_*_read() functions with INI files, not knowing that their tendency to produce JSON output on HTML5 would kill their save data.
This is the reason why I am a JSON purist on GML who never mixes it with INI. You can count on the inadequacies of INI functions to break it.
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