Package for HipChat's v2 API
A Python package for HipChat’s v2 JSON REST API. It’s based on v2’s navigability and self-declaration.
HypChat can either be installed from PyPI:
pip install hypchat
Or from source:
python setup.py install
There are two basic types in HypChat: Linker and RestObject. They are not meant to be instantiated directly but instead created as references from other objects.
A subclass of dict, contains additional functionality for links and actions.
Many of the v2 types define additional types, eg Rooms have methods for messaging, setting the topic, getting the history, and inviting users to the room. These are implemented as methods of subclasses. The complete listing is in the Type List.
HypChat uses aware datetime objects throughout by the dateutil module. However, the HipChat API universally uses UTC.
For methods that take a datetime, if a naive object is given, it will be assumed to be in UTC. If this is not what you mean, dateutil.tz has a wonderful selection of timezones available.
First, create a HypChat object with the token
hc = HypChat("mytoken")
If you use Hipchat Server
hc = HypChat("mytoken", endpoint="https://hipchat.example.com")
There are several root links:
rooms = hc.rooms() users = hc.users() emots = hc.emoticons() caps = hc.capabilities()
In addition, the HypChat object has methods for creating objects and directly referencing the basic types.
For example, you might do:
for room in (r for r in hipchat.rooms(expand='items') if r['last_active'] < datetime.datetime(2013, 12, 1)): room.owner.message("Your room is dead; maybe archive it")
Since room.owner is a User stub, not just a generic object. (The Room objects are not stubs, since the expand keyword is used).
Downloading history is as easy as:
Note that this may eat up many requests for large rooms.
If you call python -m hypchat, a interactive prompt (using IPython if available) will appear. The environment will contain hipchat, an instance of the HypChat object. The token is pulled from ~/.hypchat, /etc/hypchat, or the environment variable HIPCHAT_TOKEN.