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Redis native types for Python

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Redis bindings is an attempt to bring Redis types into Python as native ones. It is based on redis-py and has the following types implemented so far:

Moreover, it provides some Redis descriptor interfaces:

  • IRedisField

  • IRedisListField

It is exactly interfaces, because it requires user to override get_key_name method to define key name for Redis. Here is an example of how it can be implemented (can be found in

from redis import Redis
from redistypes.descriptors import IRedisField, IRedisListField

r_connection = Redis()

class RedisField(IRedisField):
    def __init__(self, pickling=True):
        super(RedisField, self).__init__(

    def get_key_name(self, instance):
        return ':'.join([
            instance.__class__.__name__, str(,

class RedisListField(IRedisListField, RedisField):

class Student:
    name = RedisField()
    subjects = RedisListField()

    def __init__(self, pk): = pk

The Student class defined above can do the following things:

>>> from example import Student
>>> s = Student(pk=1)
>>> = 'John Galt'
>>> s.subjects = ['math', 'physics']
John Galt
>>> s.subjects
RedisList: ['math', 'physics']
>>> s.subjects.append('p.e.')
>>> s.subjects
RedisList: ['math', 'physics', 'p.e.']
>>> # Values stored inside the Redis types are immutable!
>>> s.subjects.append({'name': 'art', 'avg_score': 4.5})
>>> s.subjects[3]
{'avg_score': 4.5, 'name': 'art'}
>>> s.subjects[3]['avg_score'] = 3
>>> s.subjects[3]
{'avg_score': 4.5, 'name': 'art'}


All values stored inside the Redis types are immutable! As the example above shows, an attempt to change the value stored in the dictionary inside the RedisList leads to nothing.


  • Querying over the pipe

  • RedisDict

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