From Fedora Project Wiki

< User:Hhorak

Revision as of 07:54, 19 September 2014 by Hhorak (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Task for volunteers

Complexity: approx. 20h

Contact person: Honza Horak <hhorak AT>

Description: Get familiar with DevAssistant project, it's language for writing assistant plug-ins and implement a new assistant plug-in for Python CLI application. This assistant would be used when somebody wants to implement a new CLI tool written in Python 3.

This assistant should work similar to Python lib assistant, but the result should be a mockup application in Python, not only a library. This simple application should:

  • generate proper and other usual Python project files (, LICENSE and at least one Python script that would be installed into standard Python 3 directory with an entry script in /usr/bin -- all handled by
  • parse few example arguments from the command-line (it should use some library for that; example arguments should have longer and shorter variant; one argument pair accepts additional argument, one would be used without additional argument)
  • read input from stdin or file if the last argument is a path
  • print some output into stdout, unless -o [file] option is specified -- in this case it writes output to the given file
  • optionally the mockup application could include dynamically loaded modules, so it would be easily extensible

The bigger part of this task is preparing the mockup application, implementing the DevAssistant plugin should be very similar to existing Python lib plugin.