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Monday, January 31, 2011

JSON decorator for CherryPy

#!/usr/bin/env python

from functools import wraps
import json
from cherrypy import response, expose

def jsonify(func):
    '''JSON decorator for CherryPy'''
    def wrapper(*args, **kw):
        value = func(*args, **kw)
        response.headers["Content-Type"] = "application/json"
        return json.dumps(value)

    return wrapper

def example():
    from cherrypy import quickstart
    from datetime import datetime
    class Time:
        def index(self):
            now = datetime.now()
            return {
                "date" : now.strftime("%Y-%m-%d"),
                "time" : now.strftime("%H:%M"),
                "day" : now.strftime("%A"),


if __name__ == "__main__":

$curl -i localhost:8080
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:18:34 GMT
Content-Length: 56
Content-Type: application/json
Server: CherryPy/3.1.2

{"date": "2011-01-30", "day": "Sunday", "time": "19:18"}


Jesse Wiles said...

perfect, but how to do without expose?? I'm guessing you have to parse args, kwargs on your own...

Miki Tebeka said...

What do you mean "without expose"?

If you mean the @expose decorator, it's just a way to tell CherryPy that this method should be exposed as an HTTP endpoint. It does not alter the method, it does "index.exposed = True" and that it.

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