Need help installing json on mac

Hi Experts,

I am trying to install a script, but having trouble installing the json php extension.  I am running php version 5.1.6,  i know upgraded has it built in but to run my script had to downgrade.  

How do you install json on php in mac?  i downloaded pear and followed soem steps but cannot get it to work.
Kasonde NeddyDesigner & DeveloperAsked:
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Ray PaseurCommented:
I don't think you can get it to work below PHP 5.2.  Even PHP 5.3 is several years old and obsolete today; current versions are 5.4.34, 5.5.18 and 5.6.2.  The alternative question you may want to ask is "why is my code unusable with modern versions of PHP?"

Ref: http://php.net/
Ref: http://php.net/manual/en/function.json-decode.php
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Kasonde NeddyDesigner & DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ray paseur, after looking further into it, discovered that I really shouldn't be working with code that works on much earlier versions.  Learn a lot here..and thanks for your feedback
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Kasonde NeddyDesigner & DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Lead in the right direction...thanks!
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Thanks for the points and best of luck with it! ~Ray
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