generate(obj, opts = nil) public

Generate a JSON document from the Ruby data structure obj and return it. state is * a JSON::State object,

  • or a Hash like object (responding to to_hash),

  • an object convertible into a hash by a to_h method,

that is used as or to configure a State object.

It defaults to a state object, that creates the shortest possible JSON text in one line, checks for circular data structures and doesn’t allow NaN, Infinity, and -Infinity.

A state hash can have the following keys:

  • indent: a string used to indent levels (default: ”),

  • space: a string that is put after, a : or , delimiter (default: ”),

  • space_before: a string that is put before a : pair delimiter (default: ”),

  • object_nl: a string that is put at the end of a JSON object (default: ”),

  • array_nl: a string that is put at the end of a JSON array (default: ”),

  • allow_nan: true if NaN, Infinity, and -Infinity should be generated, otherwise an exception is thrown if these values are encountered. This options defaults to false.

  • max_nesting: The maximum depth of nesting allowed in the data structures from which JSON is to be generated. Disable depth checking with :max_nesting => false, it defaults to 100.

See also the fast_generate for the fastest creation method with the least amount of sanity checks, and the pretty_generate method for some defaults for pretty output.

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