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Informations about the package json5

JSON5 for PHP - JSON for Humans

Latest Version on Packagist PHP 7.1+ Build Status Coverage Status SensioLabs Insight UTF-8 Compatible Total Downloads

This library is a PHP fork of the JSON5 reference implementation.

JSON5 is a JS-compatible extension to JSON which allows comments, trailing commas, single-quoted strings, and more:

See the JSON5 website for additional examples and details.


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This package adds a json5_decode() function which is a drop-in replacement for PHP's built-in json_decode():

It takes the same exact parameters in the same order. For more details on these, see the PHP docs.

To achieve the best possible performance, it'll try parsing with PHP's native function (which usually fails fast) and then falls back to JSON5.


This function will always throw a SyntaxError exception if parsing fails. This is a subclass of the new \JsonException introduced in PHP 7.3. Providing or omitting the JSON_THROW_ON_ERROR option will have no effect on this behavior.

For users on PHP 7.2 and below: a PHP 7.3 polyfill is included with this library so that you can safely reference \JsonException and JSON_THROW_ON_ERROR in your own code.

Binary / Executable

A binary/executable named json5 is also provided for converting JSON5 to plain JSON via your terminal.


Converting a file named file.json5:

Converting a file and saving its output:

Converting from STDIN:

Converting from STDIN and saving the output:

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.



Please see CODE_OF_CONDUCT for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email [email protected] instead of using the issue tracker.


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The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.

Requires php Version ^7.1.3|^8.0
ext-json Version *
ext-mbstring Version *

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