Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#21087 closed Bug (wontfix)

"datatime" objects can not be JSON-serialized to be held in sessions

Reported by: epandurski@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Core (Serialization) Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


I am using Django 1.6 beta 3.

In my view I try:

now =
request.session['lstts'] = now

But I get the following error:

I presume the reason is the new serializer for session objects. I also presume that "datatime" objects must be supported, because they are quite useful and used.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

The JSON format doesn't provide a type for dates/datetimes. We'll have to resort to a hack to support this use case.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Tim Graham

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This was discussed quite a bit during the implementation, and the caveats of JSON serialization have been documented:

You can continue to use the PickleSerializer if needed.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Tim Graham

Resolution: fixedwontfix
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