Event scheduling using supybot.schedule

# This is an example plugin that sends a message to a channel every 60 seconds,
# includes commands to stop, start, and reset the spammer, and a command to
# schedule a one-off event

# these are the default plugin modules
import supybot.utils as utils
from supybot.commands import *
import supybot.plugins as plugins
import supybot.ircutils as ircutils
import supybot.callbacks as callbacks
# these are the extra modules we'll be using
import time
import supybot.ircmsgs as ircmsgs
import supybot.schedule as schedule

class Spam(callbacks.Plugin):
    """Add the help for "@plugin help Spam" here
    This should describe *how* to use this plugin."""

    def __init__(self, irc):
        # these two lines are required if you have a custom __init__()
        self.__parent = super(Spam, self)
        # this is the channel we want to spam, and how frequently we want to do it.
        # It would be nicer to put it in a supybot config variable instead, but for
        # this demonstration, defining it in the plugin itself is fine.
        self.spamChannel = '#testytest'
        self.spamTime = 60
        # scheduler events are global, so we want to test to make sure the event doesn't
        # already exist.  That is, even if the plugin is reloaded, the event sticks
        # around.  That means that you also have to be a little careful with your
        # event names, especially if you have multiple plugins adding events.  It also
        # means that events will stick around even if the plugin they originated in
        # is unloaded.  I don't know how to delete them automatically on an unload, but
        # it's not normally an issue.  Just make sure to stop the event before unloading
        # the plugin if that's what you want.
        except KeyError:
        # now that we know there's no event by that name scheduled, we can create one.
        # but first, we need to define a local helper function that will do the thing
        # that we want.  You can put the full contents into here, but I prefer to use
        # separate methods, as it makes the code easier to get around in.  We need
        # the helper function because when you add events, you can't include arguments.
        def myEventCaller():
        # and now we can schedule the actual event
        # schedule.addPeriodicEvent(f, t, name=None, now=True)
        # f is the method, t is the time in seconds, name gives it a name and is optional
        # (but highly recommended, so that you can refer to the event in the future.
        # otherwise, it's easy to accumulate duplicate events), and 'now' specifies
        # whether to perform the action immediately, or to wait until time is up to
        # perform it for the first time.  Default is True.
        schedule.addPeriodicEvent(myEventCaller, self.spamTime, 'mySpamEvent')
        self.irc = irc

    # make sure to have a capital letter or underscore or something, as it's not a method
    # that we want turned into an IRC command
    def spamEvent(self, irc):
        # we need to use queueMsg() rather than reply(), because when the event is
        # scheduled on loading the plugin (as opposed to scheduling it with one of the
        # commands that we'll define next), it recieves its irc object from __init__().
        # When the bot is started, the irc object that comes from __init__() doesn't
        # include a reply() method, because it's not loading in response to a command;
        # it's loading on the bot startup.  If you don't want your event to be scheduled
        # automatically and so don't schedule it from __init__(), but only from an IRC
        # command, then it's safe to use irc.reply(), as there are no circumstances
        # under which the irc object won't have a reply() method.
        irc.queueMsg(ircmsgs.privmsg(self.spamChannel, 'I\'m spamming the channel!'))

    def start(self, irc, msg, args):
        """takes no arguments

        A command to start the spammer."""
        # don't forget to redefine the event wrapper
        def myEventCaller():
            schedule.addPeriodicEvent(myEventCaller, self.spamTime, 'mySpamEvent', False)
        except AssertionError:
            irc.reply('Error: the spammer was already running!')
            irc.reply('Spammer started!')
    start = wrap(start)

    def stop(self, irc, msg, args):
        """takes no arguments

        A command to stop the spammer."""
        except KeyError:
            irc.reply('Error: the spammer wasn\'t running!')
            irc.reply('Spammer stopped.')
    stop = wrap(stop)

    def reset(self, irc, msg, args):
        """takes no arguments

        Resets the spammer.  Can be useful if something changes and you want the
        spam to reflect that.  For example, if you defined the spamChannel as a
        supybot config, and changed it while the spammer was running, it would still
        keep going on the same channel until you reset it."""
        def myEventCaller():
        except KeyError:
            irc.reply('Spammer wasn\'t running')
        schedule.addPeriodicEvent(myEventCaller, self.spamTime, 'mySpamEvent', False)
        irc.reply('Spammer reset sucessfully!')
    reset = wrap(reset)

    # Here's an example of a one-off event, scheduled by an IRC command
    def sayhi(self, irc, msg, args, delay):
        """<time delay>

        Says hi after the specified delay"""
        def myEventCaller():
        # for a one-off event, the time is an absolute time, not relative.  So we need
        # to get the current time and add to it however long we want to wait
        t = time.time() + delay
        # since we don't specify a name, we won't be able to reference the events in
        # the future, but that's ok, because these are one-off events, so even if you
        # do call it multiple times, it'll just reply that same number of times and
        # then stop.  But in some circumstances you might want to name them.  Just
        # remember that it'll give an AssertionError if you try to create two events
        # with the same name
        schedule.addEvent(myEventCaller, t)
        irc.reply('"hi" scheduled for %d seconds from now!' % delay)
    sayhi = wrap(sayhi, ['positiveInt'])

    def Hello(self, irc):
        # since the irc object is coming from an IRC command, rather than from __init__(),
        # it's guaranteed to have a reply() method, so it's safe to use that.  It
        # might be better to to use queueMsg() instead, regardless, but I don't know
        # enough about the supybot internals to say whether one is prefered over
        # the other

Class = Spam

This example comes from the Gribble Wiki: https://sourceforge.net/p/gribble/wiki/Supybot.schedule/history

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