A gnarly little python loop
roy at panix.com
Sat Nov 10 23:58:14 CET 2012
I'm trying to pull down tweets with one of the many twitter APIs. The
particular one I'm using (python-twitter), has a call:
data = api.GetSearch(term="foo", page=page)
The way it works, you start with page=1. It returns a list of tweets.
If the list is empty, there are no more tweets. If the list is not
empty, you can try to get more tweets by asking for page=2, page=3, etc.
page = 1
r = api.GetSearch(term="foo", page=page)
if not r:
for tweet in r:
page += 1
It works, but it seems excessively fidgety. Is there some cleaner way
to refactor this?
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