[Python-ideas] Json object-level serializer

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu Jul 29 13:54:28 CEST 2010

Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:35:41 +0200
> Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> What about adding in the json package the ability for an object to
>> provide a different object to serialize ?
>> This would be useful to translate a class into a structure that can be
>> passed to json.dumps
> How about letting json use the __reduce__ protocol instead?

How would you then write a class that works with both pickle
and json ?

IMO, we'd need a separate method to return a JSON version of
the object, e.g. .__json__(). I'm not sure how deserialization
could be handled, since JSON doesn't support arbitrary object

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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