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Lightweight Marshalling of Python 3 Objects.

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lima takes arbitrary Python objects and converts them into data structures native to Python. The result can easily be serialized into JSON, XML, and all sorts of other things. lima is Free Software, lightweight and fast.

lima at a Glance

import datetime
import lima

# a model
class Book:
    def __init__(self, title, date_published):
        self.title = title
        self.date_published = date_published

# a marshalling schema
class BookSchema(lima.Schema):
    title = lima.fields.String()
    published = lima.fields.Date(attr='date_published')

book = Book('The Old Man and the Sea', datetime.date(1952, 9, 1))
schema = BookSchema()
schema.dump(book)
# {'published': '1952-09-01', 'title': 'The Old Man and the Sea'}

Key Features

Lightweight
lima has only a few hundred SLOC. lima has no external dependencies.
Fast
lima tries to be as fast as possible while still remaining pure Python 3.
Well documented
lima has a comprehensive tutorial and more than one line of docstring per line of Python code (see documentation).
Free
lima is Free Software, licensed under the terms of the MIT license.

Requirements

Python 3.3 or newer. That’s it.

Installation

$ pip install lima

See the documentation for more comprehensive install instructions.

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