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Evaluate expressions in dict/json objects

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Library to evaluate expressions in dict/json objects.


  • Python 3.6+

Basic Usage

Module dicteval will evaluate basic types with no modifications but it will evaluate dicts (or json objects) containing keys started with = (equal) symbol as an expression:

>>> from dicteval import dicteval
>>> dicteval(3)
>>> dicteval([3, 5])
[3, 5]
>>> dicteval((5, 3))
[5, 3]
>>> dicteval({"=sum": [3, 5]})
>>> dicteval({"=": 5})  # = symbol alone is a 'nop' function

You can provide a dictionary with context to be used during evaluation process. Context will be used, eg, to evaluate string objects:

>>> dicteval({"=": "var = {var}"}, context={"var": 1})
'var = 1'

You can also wrap your string content with @{} to force a Python eval() with the context provided:

>>> dicteval({"=sum": [3, "@{var + 2}"]}, context={"var": 3})


You can use the following builtin functions in your expressions:

Function =sum

Returns a number with the sum of arguments:

>>> dicteval({"=sum": [3, 5]})

To Do

  • Add more functions to the builtin language


This software is licensed under MIT license.

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