Wrap JSON encoding/decoding errors in exception

v3.0.1 2018-06-14 10:10 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2022-07-25 18:46:53 UTC


A simple wrapper around json_encode() and json_decode() for catching any errors without executing json_last_error(). In PHP 7.3 these functions will throw an exception.

use Eastwest\Json\Json;
use Eastwest\Json\JsonException;

try {
    $json = Json::encode(['key' => 'value']);
} catch (JsonException $e) {
    // code and message will match json_last_error() values:
    // @link http://php.net/manual/en/function.json-last-error.php#refsect1-function.json-last-error-returnvalues 
    echo $e->getMessage();
    echo $e->getCode();


You'll have to follow a couple of simple steps to install this package.


Via composer:

$ composer require eastwest/json:^3.0

Or add the package to your development dependencies in composer.json and run composer update eastwest/json to download the package:

    "require": {
        "eastwest/json": "^3.0"

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