[JSON][json-org] is a lightweight data-interchange format. It can represent
numbers, strings, ordered sequences of values, and collections of name/value
JsonCpp is a C++ library that allows manipulating JSON values, including
serialization and deserialization to and from strings. It can also preserve
existing comment in unserialization/serialization steps, making it a convenient
format to store user input files.
[JsonCpp documentation][JsonCpp-documentation] is generated using [Doxygen].
## A note on backward-compatibility
* `1.y.z` is built with C++11.
* `0.y.z` can be used with older compilers.
* `00.11.z` can be used both in old and new compilers.
* Major versions maintain binary-compatibility.
### Special note
The branch `00.11.z`is a new branch, its major version number `00` is to show that it is
different from `0.y.z` and `1.y.z`, the main purpose of this branch is to make a balance
between the other two branches. Thus, users can use some new features in this new branch
that introduced in 1.y.z, but can hardly applied into 0.y.z.
## Using JsonCpp in your project
### The vcpkg dependency manager
You can download and install JsonCpp using the [vcpkg](https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg/) dependency manager:
git clone https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg.git
./vcpkg integrate install
./vcpkg install jsoncpp
The JsonCpp port in vcpkg is kept up to date by Microsoft team members and community contributors. If the version is out of date, please [create an issue or pull request](https://github.com/Microsoft/vcpkg) on the vcpkg repository.
### Amalgamated source
### The Meson Build System
If you are using the [Meson Build System](http://mesonbuild.com), then you can get a wrap file by downloading it from [Meson WrapDB](https://wrapdb.mesonbuild.com/jsoncpp), or simply use `meson wrap install jsoncpp`.
### Other ways
If you have trouble, see the [Wiki](https://github.com/open-source-parsers/jsoncpp/wiki), or post a question as an Issue.
See the `LICENSE` file for details. In summary, JsonCpp is licensed under the
MIT license, or public domain if desired and recognized in your jurisdiction.