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Python library for serializing any arbitrary object graph into JSON

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Python library for serializing any arbitrary object graph into JSON

>>> import jsonpickle
>>> from jsonpickle.tests.classes import Thing

Create an object. >>> obj = Thing(‘A String’) >>> print obj.name A String

Use jsonpickle to transform the object into a JSON string. >>> pickled = jsonpickle.dumps(obj) >>> print pickled {“child”: null, “__classname__”: “Thing”, “name”: “A String”, “__classmodule__”: “jsonpickle.tests.classes”}

Use jsonpickle to recreate a Python object from a JSON string >>> unpickled = jsonpickle.loads(pickled) >>> print unpickled.name A String

The new object has the same type and data, but essentially is now a copy of the original. >>> obj == unpickled False >>> obj.name == unpickled.name True >>> type(obj) == type(unpickled) True

If you will never need to load (regenerate the Python class from JSON), you can pass in the keyword unpicklable=False to prevent extra information from being added to JSON. >>> oneway = jsonpickle.dumps(obj, unpicklable=False) >>> print oneway {“name”: “A String”, “child”: null}

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