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  • class Log: def __init__(self, path): dirname = os.path.dirname(path) os.makedirs(dirname, exist_ok=True) f = open(path, "a+") # Check that the file is newline-terminated size = os.path.getsize(path) if size > 0: f.seek(size - 1) end = f.read(1) if end != "\n": f.write("\n") self.f = f self.path = path def log(self, event): event["_event_id"] = str(uuid.uuid4()) json.dump(event, self.f) self.f.write("\n") def state(self): state = {"complete": set(), "last": None} for line in open(self.path): event = json.loads(line) if event["type"] == "submit" and event["success"]: state["complete"].add(event["id"]) state["last"] = event return state """ Here's what the above class is doing: 1.

Example real generated results

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    Creating a new logger object from its path. 2. Setting up the logger instance to write events to disk. 3. Using the logger to dump an initial (empty) list of events to be stored on disk. 4 Calling state() after every action completes so we can display progress.

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    Initialize a new "log" object with a given directory (a.csv or XML format) 2. Start logging events to this new object 3. Look at how many successes have been logged so far since starting

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    ) Create a new file on disk named /foo/bar. 2.) Make sure everything was written properly (newlines, etc). 3.) Call our parent method. def _log():

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    ) Creating an object with a directory called "log". 2.) Opening a new file (with append mode). And then closing it. 3.) Assigning events to this object. The events are being sent out from another service, which uses XMLRPC. The format of each message is: { "type":"Submit", "s

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