Unverified Commit ad639ad5 authored by Niels Lohmann's avatar Niels Lohmann
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added NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM marco #1208

parent f102df3c
......@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
- [JSON Merge Patch](#json-merge-patch)
- [Implicit conversions](#implicit-conversions)
- [Conversions to/from arbitrary types](#arbitrary-types-conversions)
- [Specializing enum conversion](#specializing-enum-conversion)
- [Binary formats (CBOR, MessagePack, and UBJSON)](#binary-formats-cbor-messagepack-and-ubjson)
- [Supported compilers](#supported-compilers)
- [License](#license)
......@@ -874,6 +875,56 @@ struct bad_serializer
};
```
### Specializing enum conversion
By default, enum values are serialized to JSON as integers. In some cases this could result in undesired behavior. If an enum is modified or re-ordered after data has been serialized to JSON, the later de-serialized JSON data may be undefined or a different enum value than was originally intended.
It is possible to more precisely specify how a given enum is mapped to and from JSON as shown below:
```cpp
// example enum type declaration
enum TaskState {
TS_STOPPED,
TS_RUNNING,
TS_COMPLETED,
TS_INVALID=-1,
};
// map TaskState values to JSON as strings
NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM( TaskState, {
{TS_INVALID, nullptr},
{TS_STOPPED, "stopped"},
{TS_RUNNING, "running"},
{TS_COMPLETED, "completed"},
});
```
The `NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM()` macro declares a set of `to_json()` / `from_json()` functions for type `TaskState` while avoiding repetition and boilerplate serilization code.
**Usage:**
```cpp
// enum to JSON as string
json j = TS_STOPPED;
assert(j == "stopped");
// json string to enum
json j3 = "running";
assert(j3.get<TaskState>() == TS_RUNNING);
// undefined json value to enum (where the first map entry above is the default)
json jPi = 3.14;
assert(jPi.get<TaskState>() == TS_INVALID );
```
Just as in [Arbitrary Type Conversions](#arbitrary-types-conversions) above,
- `NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM()` MUST be declared in your enum type's namespace (which can be the global namespace), or the library will not be able to locate it and it will default to integer serialization.
- It MUST be available (e.g., proper headers must be included) everywhere you use the conversions.
Other Important points:
- When using `get<ENUM_TYPE>()`, undefined JSON values will default to the first pair specified in your map. Select this default pair carefully.
- If an enum or JSON value is specified more than once in your map, the first matching occurrence from the top of the map will be returned when converting to or from JSON.
### Binary formats (CBOR, MessagePack, and UBJSON)
Though JSON is a ubiquitous data format, it is not a very compact format suitable for data exchange, for instance over a network. Hence, the library supports [CBOR](http://cbor.io) (Concise Binary Object Representation), [MessagePack](http://msgpack.org), and [UBJSON](http://ubjson.org) (Universal Binary JSON Specification) to efficiently encode JSON values to byte vectors and to decode such vectors.
......@@ -1138,6 +1189,7 @@ I deeply appreciate the help of the following people.
- [Henry Schreiner](https://github.com/henryiii) added support for GCC 4.8.
- [knilch](https://github.com/knilch0r) made sure the test suite does not stall when run in the wrong directory.
- [Antonio Borondo](https://github.com/antonioborondo) fixed an MSVC 2017 warning.
- [Dan Gendreau](https://github.com/dgendreau) implemented the `NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM` macro to quickly define a enum/JSON mapping.
Thanks a lot for helping out! Please [let me know](mailto:mail@nlohmann.me) if I forgot someone.
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......@@ -87,6 +87,37 @@
#define JSON_HAS_CPP_14
#endif
/*!
@brief macro to briefly define a mapping between an enum and JSON
@macro NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM
@since version 3.4.0
*/
#define NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM(ENUM_TYPE, ...) \
template<typename BasicJsonType> \
inline void to_json(BasicJsonType& j, const ENUM_TYPE& e) \
{ \
static_assert(std::is_enum<ENUM_TYPE>::value, #ENUM_TYPE " must be an enum!"); \
static const std::vector<std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>> m = __VA_ARGS__; \
auto it = std::find_if(m.cbegin(), m.cend(), \
[e](const std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>& ej_pair) -> bool \
{ \
return ej_pair.first == e; \
}); \
j = ((it != m.cend()) ? it : m.cbegin())->second; \
} \
template<typename BasicJsonType> \
inline void from_json(const BasicJsonType& j, ENUM_TYPE& e) \
{ \
static_assert(std::is_enum<ENUM_TYPE>::value, #ENUM_TYPE " must be an enum!"); \
static const std::vector<std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>> m = __VA_ARGS__; \
auto it = std::find_if(m.cbegin(), m.cend(), \
[j](const std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>& ej_pair) -> bool \
{ \
return ej_pair.second == j; \
}); \
e = ((it != m.cend()) ? it : m.cbegin())->first; \
}
// Ugly macros to avoid uglier copy-paste when specializing basic_json. They
// may be removed in the future once the class is split.
......
......@@ -202,6 +202,37 @@ using json = basic_json<>;
#define JSON_HAS_CPP_14
#endif
 
/*!
@brief macro to briefly define a mapping between an enum and JSON
@macro NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM
@since version 3.4.0
*/
#define NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM(ENUM_TYPE, ...) \
template<typename BasicJsonType> \
inline void to_json(BasicJsonType& j, const ENUM_TYPE& e) \
{ \
static_assert(std::is_enum<ENUM_TYPE>::value, #ENUM_TYPE " must be an enum!"); \
static const std::vector<std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>> m = __VA_ARGS__; \
auto it = std::find_if(m.cbegin(), m.cend(), \
[e](const std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>& ej_pair) -> bool \
{ \
return ej_pair.first == e; \
}); \
j = ((it != m.cend()) ? it : m.cbegin())->second; \
} \
template<typename BasicJsonType> \
inline void from_json(const BasicJsonType& j, ENUM_TYPE& e) \
{ \
static_assert(std::is_enum<ENUM_TYPE>::value, #ENUM_TYPE " must be an enum!"); \
static const std::vector<std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>> m = __VA_ARGS__; \
auto it = std::find_if(m.cbegin(), m.cend(), \
[j](const std::pair<ENUM_TYPE, BasicJsonType>& ej_pair) -> bool \
{ \
return ej_pair.second == j; \
}); \
e = ((it != m.cend()) ? it : m.cbegin())->first; \
}
// Ugly macros to avoid uglier copy-paste when specializing basic_json. They
// may be removed in the future once the class is split.
 
......
......@@ -1368,3 +1368,69 @@ TEST_CASE("value conversion")
}
}
}
enum class cards {kreuz, pik, herz, karo};
NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM(cards,
{
{cards::kreuz, "kreuz"},
{cards::pik, "pik"},
{cards::pik, "puk"}, // second entry for cards::puk; will not be used
{cards::herz, "herz"},
{cards::karo, "karo"}
});
enum TaskState
{
TS_STOPPED,
TS_RUNNING,
TS_COMPLETED,
TS_INVALID = -1,
};
NLOHMANN_JSON_SERIALIZE_ENUM(TaskState,
{
{TS_INVALID, nullptr},
{TS_STOPPED, "stopped"},
{TS_RUNNING, "running"},
{TS_COMPLETED, "completed"},
});
TEST_CASE("JSON to enum mapping")
{
SECTION("enum class")
{
// enum -> json
CHECK(json(cards::kreuz) == "kreuz");
CHECK(json(cards::pik) == "pik");
CHECK(json(cards::herz) == "herz");
CHECK(json(cards::karo) == "karo");
// json -> enum
CHECK(cards::kreuz == json("kreuz"));
CHECK(cards::pik == json("pik"));
CHECK(cards::herz == json("herz"));
CHECK(cards::karo == json("karo"));
// invalid json -> first enum
CHECK(cards::kreuz == json("what?").get<cards>());
}
SECTION("traditional enum")
{
// enum -> json
CHECK(json(TS_STOPPED) == "stopped");
CHECK(json(TS_RUNNING) == "running");
CHECK(json(TS_COMPLETED) == "completed");
CHECK(json(TS_INVALID) == json());
// json -> enum
CHECK(TS_STOPPED == json("stopped"));
CHECK(TS_RUNNING == json("running"));
CHECK(TS_COMPLETED == json("completed"));
CHECK(TS_INVALID == json());
// invalid json -> first enum
CHECK(TS_INVALID == json("what?").get<TaskState>());
}
}
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