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json with datetimes and custom types

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JSON plus types
===============

Uses builtin json. but adds a lookup dictionary with functions that encode/decode specific types.

TO INSTALL
----------

$ pip install jsonplustypes

default _TYPE_FUNCS dict holds:

_TYPE_FUNCS{
datetime.datetime: encode_datetime,
"DATETIME": decode_datetime,
float:encode_float
}

where encode ande decode datetime functions:

def encode_datetime(date_object):
date_string = datetime.datetime.strftime(date_object, _DATE_FORMAT)
return {
_TYPE_TAG:"DATETIME",
_VALUE_TAG:date_string
}

def decode_datetime(date_string):
return datetime.datetime.strptime(date_string, _DATE_FORMAT)

the github repo holds a reference javascript implementation of the same json serialization/deserialization

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