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objprint

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A library that can print Python objects in human readable format

Install

pip install objprint

Usage

op

Use op() (or objprint()) to print objects.

from objprint import op

class Position:
    def __init__(self, x, y):
        self.x = x
        self.y = y

class Player:
    def __init__(self):
        self.name = "Alice"
        self.age = 18
        self.items = ["axe", "armor"]
        self.coins = {"gold": 1, "silver": 33, "bronze": 57}
        self.position = Position(3, 5)

op(Player())
<Player 0x7fe44e1e3070
  .age = 18,
  .coins = {'bronze': 57, 'gold': 1, 'silver': 33},
  .items = ['axe', 'armor'],
  .name = 'Alice',
  .position = <Position
    .x = 3,
    .y = 5
  >
>

You can print multiple objects just like print, except op will print them in separate lines

op([1, 2], {'a': 1})
[1, 2]
{'a': 1}

add_objprint

If you want to use print() to print your object, you can also use the class decorator add_objprint to add __str__ method for your class.

from objprint import add_objprint

class Position:
    def __init__(self, x, y):
        self.x = x
        self.y = y

@add_objprint
class Player:
    def __init__(self):
        self.name = "Alice"
        self.age = 18
        self.items = ["axe", "armor"]
        self.coins = {"gold": 1, "silver": 33, "bronze": 57}
        self.position = Position(3, 5)

# This will print the same thing as above
print(Player())

objstr

If you want the str representation of the object, instead of printing it on the screen, you can use objstr function

from objprint import objstr

s = objstr(my_object)

objjson

objprint supports print objects to json to make it easier to serialze an object.

objjson returns a jsonifiable object that can be dumped with json.dumps

from objprint import objjson

json_obj = objjson(Player())

print(json.dumps(json_obj, indent=2))
{
  ".type": "Player",
  "name": "Alice",
  "age": 18,
  "items": [
    "axe",
    "armor"
  ],
  "coins": {
    "gold": 1,
    "silver": 33,
    "bronze": 57
  },
  "position": {
    ".type": "Position",
    "x": 3,
    "y": 5
  }
}

You can use op to print in json format directly with format="json". You can pass in argument for json.dumps

op(Player(), format="json", indent=2)

add_objprint also works with format="json"

@add_objprint(format="json", indent=2)
class Player:
    pass

include/exclude attributes

You can include/exclude attributes using regular expression so objprint will only print out the attributes you are interested in.

op(Player(), include=["name"])
<Player
  .name = 'Alice'
>
op(Player(), exclude=[".*s"])
<Player 0x7fe44e1e3070
  .name = 'Alice',
  .age = 18,
  .position = <Position
    .x = 3,
    .y = 5
  >
>

If you specify both include and exclude, it will do a inclusive check first, then filter out the attributes that match exclusive check.

include and exclude arguments work on objprint, objstr and @add_objprint.

config

objprint formats the output based on some configs

  • config_name(default_value) - this config's explanation
  • depth(100) - how deep objprint goes into nested data structures
  • indent(2) - the indentation
  • width(80) - the maximum width a data structure will be presented as a single line
  • elements(-1) - the maximum number of elements that will be displayed, -1 means no restriction
  • color(True) - whether to use colored scheme
  • skip_recursion(True) - whether skip printing recursive data, which would cause infinite recursion without depth constraint
  • honor_existing(True) - whether to use the existing user defined __repr__ or __str__ method

You can set the configs globally using config function

from objprint import config

config(indent=4)

Or you can do a one time config by passing the arguments into objprint function

from objprint import op

op(var, indent=4)

install

Maybe you don't want to import op in every single file that you want to use. You can use install to make it globally accessible

from objprint import install

# Now you can use op() in any file
install()

# You can specify a name for objprint()
install("my_print")
my_print(my_object)

Bugs/Requests

Please send bug reports and feature requests through github issue tracker.

License

Copyright Tian Gao, 2020-2021.

Distributed under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license.

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