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Refactoring a Python Bot [Live Coding Recap]

Streamed: 10/29 on Twitch

Topic(s): We hung out & refactored DeepThonk (the python bot's) code!
Language: Python, JSON
Tech & libs used: VSCode, TwitchIO

πŸ‘‡ You can find the notes and code from stream down below! :D

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During the stream we...

βœ” moved !project from FAQ's into it's own command
βœ” made !project settable from chat
βœ” moved all other commands to
βœ” cleaned up commands & commented uncommented funcs
βœ” created a command module and moved all commands in there
βœ” created a command to enable/disable shoutouts
βœ” created a !raider command to thank (and shoutout) raiders!

Here's some of the code we wrote...

Shoutouts can be a little too much sometimes when we're actively developing the bot, so we created a chat function to turn them on or off on the fly.

# in commands.cmds
async def shoutouts(ctx):
    'toggles shoutouts on or off'
    if data.get_setting('shoutouts'):
        data.set_setting('shoutouts', False)
        await ctx.send('Shoutouts are off now.')
        data.set_setting('shoutouts', True)
        await ctx.send('Shoutouts are back on!')
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And, at the recommendation of chat, we created a command to shout out (and thank) raiders.

# in commands.cmds
async def raider(ctx):
    'shouts & thanks raiders'
    token = ctx.content.split(' ', 1)
    if token[1][0] == '@':  # strip @'s if they passed in user name arg with one
        raider = token[1][1:]
        raider = token[1]
    msg = f"ninjab1Bigups to @{raider} for the sick raid! Check them out at{raider}"
    await ctx.send(msg)
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