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Useful functions when working with JSON.


Supported in modern browsers and node.

# latest stable version
yarn add @stoplight/json


  • parseWithPointers: Like JSON.parse(val) but also returns parsing errors as well as full ast with line information.
  • pathToPointer: Turns an array of path segments into a json pointer IE ['paths', '/user', 'get'] -> #/paths/~1user/get.
  • pointerToPath: Turns a json pointer into an array of path segments IE #/paths/~1user/get -> ['paths', '/user', 'get'].
  • safeParse: Like JSON.parse(val) but does not throw on invalid JSON.
  • safeStringify: Like JSON.stringify(val) but handles circular references.
  • startsWith: Like native JS x.startsWith(y) but works with strings AND arrays.
  • trimStart: Like lodash.startsWith(x, y) but works with strings AND arrays.
  • getJsonPathForPosition: Computes JSON path for given position.
  • getLocationForJsonPath: Retrieves location of node matching given JSON path.

Example parseWithPointers

import { parseWithPointers } from "@stoplight/json";

const result = parseWithPointers('{"foo": "bar"}');

console.log(result.data); // => the {foo: "bar"} JS object
console.log(result.pointers); // => the source map with a single "#/foo" pointer that has position info for the foo property
// basic example of getJsonPathForPosition and getLocationForJsonPath
import { getJsonPathForPosition, getLocationForJsonPath, parseWithPointers } from "@stoplight/json";

const result = parseWithPointers(`{
  "hello": "world",
  "address": {
    "street": 123

const path = getJsonPathForPosition(result, { line: 3, character: 15 }); // line and character are 0-based
console.log(path); // -> ["address", "street"];

const position = getLocationForJsonPath(result, ["address"]);
console.log(position.range.start); // { line: 2, character: 13 } line and character are 0-based
console.log(position.range.end); // { line: 4, character: 3 } line and character are 0-based


  1. Clone repo.
  2. Create / checkout feature/{name}, chore/{name}, or fix/{name} branch.
  3. Install deps: yarn.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Run tests: yarn test.prod.
  6. Stage relevant files to git.
  7. Commit: yarn commit. NOTE: Commits that don't follow the conventional format will be rejected. yarn commit creates this format for you, or you can put it together manually and then do a regular git commit.
  8. Push: git push.
  9. Open PR targeting the next branch.

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