[Twisted-web] [Nevow] json serializer and strings

Manlio Perillo manlio_perillo at libero.it
Sat Sep 9 15:40:53 CDT 2006

Jean-Paul Calderone ha scritto:
> On Sat, 09 Sep 2006 20:08:16 +0200, Manlio Perillo
> <manlio_perillo at libero.it> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Why the json serializer does not support plain strings?
>> I'm having problems because I want to serialize keywords arguments and
>> the dictionary keys are str objects, not unicode.
>> There are some problems with this:
>>    elif isinstance(obj, str):
>>        w('"')
>>        w(stringEncode(obj.decode("us-ascii"))
>>        w('"')
>> ?
> Yes.  What if it is not an ASCII string?  

Raise an arror?
Is this really a problem?

Unfortunalety(?) plain strings are widely used in the CPython
implementation (keywords arguments stores keys as str not unicode).

> If you know that your strings
> are ASCII strings, decode them before you give them to Athena.

I'm not using json for Athena, just to serialize a dictionary (keywords
arguments) in JSON format.

Regards  Manlio Perillo

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