Several students in my introductory game programming class are working on final projects that rely heavily on two-dimensional arrays. Arrays are one of the few things that seem slightly more complicated in C2 than they would be in a different programming environment.
Ideally, it would wonderful if my students could create their arrays in a program like Excel and then convert the data to a properly formatted JSON file. There doesn't seem to be any way of doing this that is both free and easy. The most straight-forward solution is reverse engineering an existing JSON file in a text editor, copying and pasting to insert new rows. But this approach is a pain in the butt.
It occurred to me that it might be possible to create a Word mail-merge that will pull fields from an Excel file and then convert them to JSON formatted output. Assuming we turn off smart quotes, that could work. But....
There *has* to be a better way of doing this. I would be grateful for any advice from the C2 community.