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Access dict values as attributes (works recursively).

Project Description

EasyDict allows to access dict values as attributes (works recursively). A Javascript-like properties dot notation for python dicts.

USAGE

>>> from easydict import EasyDict as edict
>>> d = edict({'foo':3, 'bar':{'x':1, 'y':2}})
>>> d.foo
3
>>> d.bar.x
1

>>> d = edict(foo=3)
>>> d.foo
3

Very useful when exploiting parsed JSON content !

>>> from easydict import EasyDict as edict
>>> from simplejson import loads
>>> j = """{
"Buffer": 12,
"List1": [
    {"type" : "point", "coordinates" : [100.1,54.9] },
    {"type" : "point", "coordinates" : [109.4,65.1] },
    {"type" : "point", "coordinates" : [115.2,80.2] },
    {"type" : "point", "coordinates" : [150.9,97.8] }
]
}"""
>>> d = edict(loads(j))
>>> d.Buffer
12
>>> d.List1[0].coordinates[1]
54.9

Can set attributes as easily as getting them :

>>> d = EasyDict()
>>> d.foo = 3
>>> d.foo
3

It is still a dict !

>>> d = EasyDict(log=False)
>>> d.debug = True
>>> d.items()
[('debug', True), ('log', False)]

Instance and class attributes are accessed like usual objects…

>>> class Flower(EasyDict):
...     power = 1
...
>>> f = Flower({'height': 12})
>>> f.power
1
>>> f['power']
1

LICENSE

  • Lesser GNU Public License

AUTHORS

makinacom

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CHANGELOG

1.7 (2017-04-27)

  • Prevent copying sub-EasyDicts on assignment to fix unpickling (#7, thanks @Chronos-Sk)

1.6 (2015-01-27)

  • Allow setting attributes via setting items (thanks phivos)

1.5 (2014-08-07)

  • Allow subclassing using self instead of class name (thanks Steve Engledow)

1.4 (2011-03-13)

  • Access class attributes like instance attributes

1.3 (2012-02-08)

  • Better documentation and tests

1.2 (2011-06-08)

  • Fix inclusion of README

1.1 (2012-04-21)

  • Switch to distutils2

1.0 (2011-04-18)

  • Initial working version

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