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Json dissect with python


I'm trying to parse a json file and print out each element along with some related infos such type and value.

I would like to do that in python and I found a nice support to quickly load the json file, instead I found a bit more difficult the information extraction.

Example, I have this json file:
    "glossary": {
        "title": "example glossary",
            "GlossList": {
                "GlossEntry": [
                    "ID": "SGML",
                    "SortAs": "SGML",
                    "GlossTerm": "Standard Generalized Markup Language",
                    "Acronym": "SGML",
                    "Abbrev": "ISO 8879:1986",
                    "GlossSee": "markup"

I can easly load with:
import json
json_file = json.load(file)

Now I would like to print out such infos:
"glossary" is an object, its dept level is 0
"title" is a string, its dept level is 1, its value is "example glossary"
"GlossList" is an object, its dept level is 1
"GlossEntry" is an array, its dept level is 3

The json lib easly allows to match a object->dict and array->list.
How could I loop through the json file easly and print such infos?


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