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CustomLogs 1.0

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CustomLogs, my MediaWiki extension, has been given a stable release! CustomLogs lets you write and then read arbitrary log types, optionally along with some additional metadata. Last year I wrote a post detailing some use cases for this extension.

I originally published this extension in 2019, and a couple months ago I changed the format of some of the API parameter names and released it as version 1.0.0. I don’t anticipate any further breaking changes (or, indeed, any changes at all) any time soon.

Why this change?

Before this change, because you can’t have a - in a variable name in Python, I had to write code like this:

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            kwargs = {
                'title': event,
                'custom-1': 1,
                'logtype': 'tournamentpurge',
                'publish': 1,
                'token': self.site.client.get_token('csrf')
            }
            self.site.client.api('customlogswrite', **kwargs)

Gross, ew.

So I got rid of the - in the custom parameter names.

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            self.site.client.api('customlogswrite', title=event, custom1=1, logtype='tournamentpurge',
                                 publish=1, token=self.site.client.get_token('csrf'))

So much better.

(Of course, I should still probably make a dedicated mwcleric handler for customlogs, but that’s a separate matter.)

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River (RheingoldRiver) is a MediaWiki developer and the manager of Leaguepedia. She likes cats.


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