I set myself the task of learning Standard C and this is a project that
allows me to use that knowledge creatively. Sure I'd love to learn
python too, but I haven't yet.
It's taken me only 5 days to get to a point where my code successfully
test edits in a sandbox. I'll certainly comb through the python bot
framework for ideas before putting my bot through BRFA.
From: Lars Aronsson <lars(a)aronsson.se>
To: Wikimedia bot editors discussion <wikibots-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Fri, Mar 4, 2011 3:07 am
Subject: Re: [Wikibots-l] Introducing myself
On 03/03/2011 05:47 AM, richardcavell(a)mail.com wrote:
I've made about 15,000 edits to English Wikipedia
Recently I had the idea of writing a bot to do a few things
automatically. I'm writing it in C (C99) on an Ubuntu machine.
The choice of programming language is all yours.
But why are you writing new software instead of
using the existing pywikipedia framework? Aren't
you bound to reinvent a lot of wheels? Have you
tried to solve your tasks with pywikipedia?
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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