Add alias symbolize_keys for symbolize_names kwarg for JSON.parse
When trying to symbolize keys on JSON parsing, it's really hard to remember the name
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:
I believe the current name causes confusion. Would it be possible to add an alias to this keyword for clarity?
Updated by baweaver (Brandon Weaver) 3 months ago
shevegen (Robert A. Heiler) wrote:
Personally I think that alias name would make sense. With a new alias the backwards
behaviour would also be retained.
An alias would probably be best as otherwise it would cause breaking changes, and I think we'd rather avoid that.