How to Convert a Bytes Object to a Dictionary in Python?

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To convert a bytes object to a dictionary in Python, you need to decode the bytes into a string and then parse the string into a dictionary using appropriate techniques. Here’s an example:

import json

# Define a bytes object representing a JSON string
bytes_object = b'{"key1": "value1", "key2": "value2"}'

# Decode bytes to string
json_string = bytes_object.decode()

# Parse the JSON string into a dictionary
dictionary = json.loads(json_string)

# Print the dictionary
print(dictionary)

In this example, we have a bytes object bytes_object that represents a JSON string. The JSON string contains key-value pairs.

To convert the bytes object to a dictionary, we first decode the bytes object into a string using the decode() method. The resulting string is stored in the json_string variable.

Next, we use the json.loads() function from the json module to parse the JSON string into a dictionary. The json.loads() function takes the JSON string as input and returns a dictionary representation.

The output will be:

{'key1': 'value1', 'key2': 'value2'}

In this case, the bytes object bytes_object is converted to a dictionary representation.

Please note that this approach assumes that the bytes object contains a valid JSON string. If the bytes object does not represent a valid JSON string, a JSONDecodeError will be raised. Make sure the bytes object corresponds to a well-formed JSON string before attempting to convert it to a dictionary.

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