I started fiddling around with some python in the general direction of an LJ client while trying to stay off the phone the last hour.
I was waiting for a phone interview call which has not yet come. The nice, helpful Catbert (fourth) managed to determine that the fellow had got caught up in a meeting, which he admitted happens from time to time...I am to catch up with them tomorrow morning.
I had looked at the dev pages to see what I would need, (and they say it better ) so I knew I really just needed some simple web client code (HTTP GET, PUT) at the base of it. From wandering around in the Python Library Reference before, I knew it was really easy to get into any common internet protocols (Awhile back I hacked up a 7 line email client to see if I could..) so I started poking around their url and http libraries (urllib and httplib, respectively :) This is what I came up with in less than an hour:
def fetch0(bone, meat): """v0 Fetches file string meat from host bone by http""" import httplib h1 = httplib.HTTP(host=bone) h1.putrequest('GET', meat) h1.putheader('ACCEPT', 'text/html') h1.putheader('ACCEPT', 'text/plain') h1.endheaders() errcode, errmsg, headers = h1.getreply() if errcode == 200: f = h1.getfile() data = f.read() f.close() print data else: print errcode, errmsg
Drop this into a python interpreter or type it in, feed in a string pair, like so:
and it will merrily dump the HTML of the file to screen, or report the error code.
So simple it hurts.