Monday, April 23, 2018ΒΆ

I am working on #2368 (adapt the test suite) in order to finish the eidreader project. I moved the test cases from welfare to lino_book.projects.adg.

TIL: When you print() a dict to stdout, Python uses single quotes around the keys:

>>> d = {'a': 1}
>>> print(d)
{'a': 1}

But that is not valid json:

>>> import json
>>> json.loads("""{'a': 1}""")
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: Expecting property name: line 1 column 2 (char 1)

For json requires double quotes for dictionary keys:

>>> json.loads("""{"a": 1}""")
{u'a': 1}

I changed eidreader so that when invoked without any argument it uses json.dumps() instead of print(). The advantage is that I can now redirect the output of eidreader to the beid_test_1.json file in lino_book.projects.adg.tests.