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Tools for extending yapping and comment management

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Introduction to eyap

The eyap package is an extended yapping and comment management system written in python. The basic goal is to provide a high-level comment management system which can be used with various back-ends.

Quick start

The following example is from `eyap/__init__.py <https://github.com/emin63/eyap/blob/master/eyap/__init__.py>`__:

With eyap, you can choose a backend to manage your comments. A key goal of the eyap package is that you can write your code in a generic way and easily switch the back-end. For example, you can use a simple file back-end with something like like the following:

>>> import eyap, tempfile, os, shutil  # Import some things used for demo.
>>> backend = 'file'                   #  Use a simple file backend for demo.
>>> finfo = {'owner': 'emin63', 'realm': tempfile.mkdtemp(), 'topic': 'test'}
>>> comment_thread = eyap.Make.comment_thread('file', **finfo)
>>> comment_thread.add_comment('Testing things', allow_create=True)
>>> comment_thread.add_comment('is great!')

The code above will create a new comment thread and add a comment to it while also creating the thread if it does not exist. Later, you could access the thread via something like:

>>> print(str(comment_thread.lookup_comments())) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS
========================================
Subject: Testing things ...
Timestamp: ...
----------
Testing things
========================================
Subject: is great! ...
Timestamp: ...
----------
is great!

The main reason for the existence of something like eyap is so that you could use pretty much the same exact code with a different backend. For example, using ‘github’ instead of ‘file’ and setting realm/owner to the organization/repo in github while providing a valid user/token for github access will post or read an issue from github.

>>> ginfo = {'owner': 'emin63', 'realm': 'eyap', 'topic': 'Describe usage'}
>>> g_thread = eyap.Make.comment_thread('github', **ginfo)
>>> print(str(g_thread.lookup_comments())) # doctest: +ELLIPSIS
========================================
Subject: We need a simple description of how to u ...
Timestamp: 2017-07-19T22:26:51Z
----------
We need a simple description of how to use eyap.
========================================
Subject: Start with top-level README.md ...
Timestamp: 2017-07-19T22:22:56Z
----------
Start with top-level README.md
========================================
Subject: All done! ...
Timestamp: 2017-07-19T22:26:51Z
----------
All done!

Note that in the above, we only read from github since we did not provide any username or password. If you had a username and token or password, you could post comments to github as well.

Plesae do NOT post to above issue; use your own repo for tests. :)

Finally, we cleanup the file based backend since we don’t need it anymore.

>>> shutil.rmtree(finfo['realm'])  # Remove the directory to cleanup test.
>>> os.path.exists(finfo['realm']) # Verify we cleaned up.
False

Back ends

We currently have the following back-ends available:

file: A simple file-based back-end. github: Reading/writing comments to github issues. redis: Use redis to store comments. You will have to install redis and redis-py (e.g., with pip install redis) for this to work.

Pull requests are welcome to add more back-ends.

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