[Tutor] My horrible looking program needs improvement.

Peter van der Does peter at avirtualhome.com
Mon Nov 24 20:21:31 CET 2008

On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:00:59 -0500
Peter van der Does <peter at avirtualhome.com> wrote:

> I wrote my 1st Python program and it works as I want it to work but
> ,IMHO, it looks horrible.
> As to what my program does:
> It downloads a file from the web, downloads .htaccess and Apache log
> file from a FTP site, using the IP's from the Apache log it checks if
> the IP exists in the web-file, if it is it's added to the .htaccess as
> a deny from.
> Most actions are logged to file and console.
> Why I think it looks horrible:
> Everything is in main(), I would like to use functions but ran into
> problems with the scope of my variables.
> The CLI arguments check is just a bunch of IF's
> Is this the place where somebody could go over my program and give
> some pointers on how to improve the structure or is there a forum out
> on the Net that can help me out.
> If this is the place, how do I show the program, in-line or attached?
> Thanks in  advance.
OK, I put the code here:


Thanks people.

Peter van der Does

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