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Maths student at St Andrews University, Scotland. Hobbyist programmer; dabbles in a lot of languages; mainly Python and C at the minute.


May
18
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
@LarsH: That, and the wiki (also on Github). Will clarify.
May
18
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
Hello; sorry for the delay, glad you solved your problem. To answer your first question, you can turn on debug printing of URLs by setting stackexchange.web.WebRequestManager.debug = True. I agree that the documentation in that area is lacking; a wiki page is coming up. I'll look into that inconsistency; it seems quite pointless... I apologise on behalf of my younger self.
May
4
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
Sorry for the delay - OpenID/hosting problems... Anyway, doing some testing, I noticed that Django view parameters are Unicode strings. I hadn't thought to have handled Unicode explicitly in the library, and it turned out that the urllib module encodes it as UTF-16 by default, which the API (understandably) doesn't like. I've changed it to UTF-8, which now works under Django for me. Summary: update to the latest version in the Git repo. (Or, I can push a new release of the egg out if necessary.)
May
4
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
Not as far as I know, unless you use client-side JavaScript or something like that to fetch the result. You'll probably be fine with a single key, with an increased quota if necessary. The SO team are very approachable ;).
May
2
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
30
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
You could well hit the limit if you get lots of hits. See stackapps.com/questions/67/how-api-keys-work for the official line. If your quota is increased, you won't need to change any code except to make sure you're using your API key.
Apr
5
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
@Sridhar Ratnakumar: Thanks for the edit there; you beat me to it! :)
Mar
6
revised Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
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Feb
23
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
Updated version on Github, and the egg should work now.
Feb
23
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
Aha. I should probably rename build.sh to release.sh - it's the script I use for publishing new releases to PyPI. I'll write a README or something too... anyway, it should just work, from Github, out-of-the-box without running the script. If it doesn't, let me know! :)
Feb
14
comment Non-verbatim search strings in py-stackexchange
You might find, now that version 1.1 of the API has been released, that the /similar method might suit your needs (api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/similar). You can access this in Py-StackExchange with the site.similar() method; just remember to update the library to a recent version.
Feb
14
revised Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
corrected spelling, fixed grammar, improved formatting, added feature info, done the dishes and the kitchen sink
Feb
14
revised Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
added 132 characters in body
Feb
13
revised How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites
stupid spelling slip
Jan
20
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
Committed and pushed!
Jan
20
comment Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
Thanks! I really should have tested that... thanks again, though. I'll incorporate that just now. :)
Nov
13
revised Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
added distutils info
Nov
13
revised Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
clarification, just in case
Nov
13
revised Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
everyone loves refreshed documentation
Oct
31
revised Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python
important updates! added info