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documentation for OBJ programs

Project description

OBJ is a pure python package that provides an object class that can save/load objects in JSON format to disk, thus providing persistence to objects. Files are saved with a timestamp in their filename, so that searching in a time related manner becomes possible.

OBJ has a “no-clause MIT license” that should be the most liberal license you can get at the year 2018.

source code is available with:

hg clone

OBJ is on pypi, see

you can install it with:

pip3 install obj


to edit config options use the ed command:

obj ed channel \#obbot
ok channel="#obbot"


Programming your own commands is easy, your can load your own module with the -m option. A command is a function with one argument, the event that was generated on the bot.

def mycommand(event):

    <<< your code here >>>

You can use event.reply() to send response back to the user.


The following modules can be loaded from the ob package space:

base           - the base module containing the Object class providing load/save to JSON functionality.
event          - the Event class generated on bots when data is read from the socket.
fleet          - list of registered bots managed in the Fleet class.
handler        - the event handler of the bot.
loader         - Loader class to load modules from ob space into the program.
shell          - shell related startup, cli arguments parsing and logging.
store          - database functionality that can search through objects stored on disk.
task           - thread module to launch, kill Tasks.

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