convert strings into python dict

I have a string which is as follows

my_string = '"sender" : "md-dgenie", "text" : "your dudegenie code is 6326. welcome to the world of dudegenie! your wish, my command!", "time" : "1439155575925", "name" : "John"'

I want to construct a dict from the above string. I tried something as suggested here

split_text = my_string.split(",")
for i in split_text :
    print i

then I got output as shown below:

"sender" : "md-dgenie"
 "text" : "your dudegenie code is 6632. welcome to the world of dudegenie! your wish
 my command!"     ### finds "," here and splits it here too.
 "time" : "1439155803426"
 "name" : "p"

I want output as key pair values of a dictionary as given below :

my_dict = { "sender" : "md-dgenie",
     "text" : "your dudegenie code is 6632. welcome to the world of dudegenie! your wish, my command!",
     "time" : "1439155803426",
     "name" : "p" }

Basically I want to skip that "," from the sentence and construct a dict. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks in advance!

Answers


Your string is almost already a python dict, so you could just enclose it in braces and then evaluate it as such:

import ast
my_dict = ast.literal_eval('{{{0}}}'.format(my_string))

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