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Feature #15541

Add alias symbolize_keys for symbolize_names kwarg for JSON.parse

Added by baweaver (Brandon Weaver) over 1 year ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Open
Priority:
Normal
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Target version:
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[ruby-core:91115]

Description

https://github.com/ruby/psych/issues/341

When trying to symbolize keys on JSON parsing, it's really hard to remember the name symbolize_names:

JSON.parse(data, symbolize_names: true)

I would like to propose that we change this keyword to symbolize_keys to be more clear:

JSON.parse(data, symbolize_keys: true)

The documentation for this method also reflects the confusion: http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib-2.6/libdoc/json/rdoc/JSON.html#method-i-parse-21

symbolize_names: If set to true, returns symbols for the names (keys) in a JSON object. Otherwise strings are returned. Strings are the default.

The same issue came up in Psych not too long ago:

https://github.com/ruby/psych/issues/341

I believe the current name causes confusion. Would it be possible to add an alias to this keyword for clarity?

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