Thingy

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Dictionaries as objects, that can have different dictionary views!

Install

$ pip install thingy

Examples

Dictionaries as objects…

>>> class MyThingy(Thingy)
...     @property
...     def foobaz(self):
...         return self.foo + self.baz

>>> thingy = MyThingy({"foo": "bar", "baz": "qux"})
>>> thingy.foo
"bar"
>>> thingy.foobaz
"barqux"

>>> thingy.foo = "BARRRR"
>>> thingy.view()
{"foo": "BARRRR", "baz": "qux"}

…that can have different dictionary views!

>>> MyThingy.add_view(name="fooz", include=["foo", "foobaz"])
>>> MyThingy.add_view(name="no_foo", defaults=True, exclude="foo")

>>> thingy = MyThingy({"foo": "bar", "baz": "qux"})
>>> thingy.view("fooz")
{"foo": "bar", "foobaz": "barqux"}
>>> thingy.view("no_foo")
{"baz": "qux"}

Why Thingy?

Because it’s much more enjoyable to write foo.bar than foo["bar"].

Thingy is mainly meant to be used inside other libraries to provide abstractions over dictionaries, which can be useful for writing ORMs or similar utilities.

Thingy’s views system is also particularly useful as-is when you intensively manipulate dictionaries and often restrict those dictionaries to a few redundant items.

Tests

To run Thingy tests:

  • install developers requirements with pip install -r requirements.txt;
  • run pytest.

License

MIT

Documentation