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reddit api, post with retries and rate limit
def persistent_post_comment(parent,comment,retries=3,debug=False):
result = None
while retries >= 0:
try:
if debug:
print "debug: comment: " + comment
else:
print "comment: " + comment
result = post_comment(parent,comment)
except reddit.errors.RateLimitExceeded as e:
pprint.pprint(vars(e))
print "Rate limited for " + str(e.sleep_time) + " seconds at " + time.strftime("%H:%M:%S", time.gmtime()) + ", sleeping"
time_left = e.sleep_time
while time_left > 0:
if time_left >= 60:
time.sleep(60)
time_left -= 60
else:
time.sleep(time_left)
time_left = 0
if time_left > 0:
print str(time_left) + " seconds left to sleep"
continue
except urllib2.HTTPError as e:
print e.__module__,'.',e.__class__.__name__,':',e
pprint.pprint(vars(e))
print e.headers
print "code: " + str(e.code)
if e.code == 403:
print "HTTP 403, aborting this attempt"
return None
else:
print e.readlines()
print "retrying " + str(retries) + " more times, after 5 seconds"
time.sleep(5)
retries -= 1
continue
except Exception as e:
print e.__module__,'.',e.__class__.__name__,':',e
pprint.pprint(dir(e))
pprint.pprint(vars(e))
print "retrying " + str(retries) + " more times, after 5 seconds"
time.sleep(5)
retries -= 1
continue
break
return result
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