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JSON is NOT dropped from PHP 5.5


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I switched to 5.5.6 yesterday morning


[root@astra scripts]# php -v
PHP 5.5.6 (cli) (built: Nov 26 2013 05:08:17)
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.0.3-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2013, by Zend Technologies

[root@astra scripts]# php -m | grep json


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Probably someone dumb and confused about how some Linux distros wanted to switch to a different internal JSON library for PHP because of licensing issues. I guess in that case the JSON library *was* dropped, but they forgot to mention that it was replaced with something with a friendlier license for them.