Difference between json.load() and json.loads() [From: RE: question about file handling with "with"]

ian douglas ian.douglas at iandouglas.com
Wed Mar 28 15:59:56 CEST 2012


On Mar 28, 2012 6:54 AM, "Nadir Sampaoli" <nadirsampaoli at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone (my first message in the mailing list),
>
>>
>> > Is the following function correct?
>> Yes, though I'd use json.load(f) instead of json.loads().
>
>
> The docs aren't very clear (at least for me) about the difference between
json.load() and json.loads (and about "dump()" and "dumps()" too"). Could
you clarify it for me?
>

The functions with an s take string parameters. The others take file
streams.

foo = '{"age": 38}'
my_json = json.loads(foo)
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