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Utility library.

Project Description

pip install clark


Run tests by executing python test.


Super ArgParser

A nicer way to deal with config files and argparser:


test = 1

Your app:

from clark import SuperArgParser, ConfigFileAction

parser = SuperArgParser()

parser.add_argument('-c', action=ConfigFileAction)
parser.add_argument('--debug', action='store_true')
parser.add_argument('--test', type=int)

options = parser.parse_args([
    '--engage', 'foo',
    '-c', 'config_file.cnf'

assert options.test == 1
assert options.engage == 'foo'
assert options.debug is True

Super Enum

A simple Enum class with lots of nice properties.

from clark import SuperEnum

class Colors(SuperEnum):
    red = SuperEnum.E
    blue = SuperEnum.E
    green = SuperEnum.E

class OtherColors(SuperEnum):
    yellow = SuperEnum.E
    red = SuperEnum.E

red = Colors['red']
red =

assert red in Colors

assert str(red) == 'red'
assert red ==

assert !=

class Foo(object):
    class Colors(SuperEnum):
        blue = SuperEnum.Element

assert !=

Super JSON

Make simplejson slightly better (don’t crash on datetime objects)

from clark import super_json

now =
x = super_json.loads(super_json.dumps({ 'a': now }))
assert x['a'] == now.isoformat()

Super PidFile

A simple PidFile class. Instantiate when you boot up, and close it when you exit.

from clark import SuperPidFile

pidfile = SuperPidFile()
    ... run your app ...

Super Thread

Threads that terminate nicely and are awesome.

from clark import SuperThread

class T(SuperThread):
    def bootstrap(self):
        self.i = 0

    def sleep(self):

    def work(self):
        self.i += 1

    def cleanup(self):
        assert self.i > 0

t = T()



assert not t.is_alive()

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