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Convert Dict Keys to Snake Case in Ansible

I’m currently writing an Ansible role, where I needed to convert a dictionary with camelCase keys to snake_case keys. I can’t change the source dict directly, as it is some form of external config for which the camelCase actually makes sense. As ansible works with snake_case variables normally, I needed to convert the input to a sane format for later consumption.

After a lot of trail-and-error and searching, I found the following two Stack Overflow questions, which massively inspired my final solution:

Combining these two methods, I came up with the following solution, which I’d like to share:

converted_dict: |-
    | map('regex_replace', '((?!^)|\b[a-zA-Z][a-z]*)([A-Z][a-z]*|\d+)', '\1_\2')
    | map('lower')
    | zip(source_dict.values())
    | items2dict(key_name=0, value_name=1)