Click here to Skip to main content
Click here to Skip to main content
 
Add your own
alternative version

Power of C++ - Developing a Portable HTTP Server with Python Interpreter using Boost, TinyXML

, 1 Jun 2008 CPOL
This article describes portable networking library (ahttp) and small HTTP server - result of modern C++ programming approaches investigation
ahttpserver_demo.zip
ahttpserver_demo
ahttpserver.exe
boost_python-vc80-mt-1_34_1.dll
python_handler.dll
web
images
icon_dir.gif
icon_file.gif
icon_virtual_dir.gif
python
favicon.ico
print.pyhtml
ahttpserver_src.zip
ahttplib
aconnect
ahttp
http_header_read_check.inl
tinyxml
ahttpserver
out
server.config.ubuntu
web
images
icon_dir.gif
icon_file.gif
icon_virtual_dir.gif
python
python_handler
wrappers.inl
makefile
module.inl
server.config.win-debug
server.config.win-release
favicon.ico
print.pyhtml
"""Framework for getting filetype-specific metadata.

Instantiate appropriate class with filename.  Returned object acts like a
dictionary, with key-value pairs for each piece of metadata.
    import fileinfo
    info = fileinfo.MP3FileInfo("/music/ap/mahadeva.mp3")
    print "\\n".join(["%s=%s" % (k, v) for k, v in info.items()])

Or use listDirectory function to get info on all files in a directory.
    for info in fileinfo.listDirectory("/music/ap/", [".mp3"]):
        ...

Framework can be extended by adding classes for particular file types, e.g.
HTMLFileInfo, MPGFileInfo, DOCFileInfo.  Each class is completely responsible for
parsing its files appropriately; see MP3FileInfo for example.

This program is part of "Dive Into Python", a free Python book for
experienced programmers.  Visit http://diveintopython.org/ for the
latest version.
"""

__author__ = "Mark Pilgrim (f8dy@diveintopython.org)"
__version__ = "1.0"
__date__ = "30 May 2001"
__copyright__ = "Copyright (c) 2001 Mark Pilgrim"
__license__ = "Python"

import os
import sys
from UserDict import UserDict

def stripnulls(data):
    "strip whitespace and nulls"
    return data.replace("\00", " ").strip()

class FileInfo(UserDict):
    "store file metadata"
    def __init__(self, filename=None):
        UserDict.__init__(self)
        self["name"] = filename
    
class MP3FileInfo(FileInfo):
    "store ID3v1.0 MP3 tags"
    tagDataMap = {"title"   : (  3,  33, stripnulls),
                  "artist"  : ( 33,  63, stripnulls),
                  "album"   : ( 63,  93, stripnulls),
                  "year"    : ( 93,  97, stripnulls),
                  "comment" : ( 97, 126, stripnulls),
                  "genre"   : (127, 128, ord)}
    
    def __parse(self, filename):
        "parse ID3v1.0 tags from MP3 file"
        self.clear()
        try:
            fsock = open(filename, "rb", 0)
            try:
                fsock.seek(-128, 2)
                tagdata = fsock.read(128)
            finally:
                fsock.close()
            if tagdata[:3] == 'TAG':
                for tag, (start, end, parseFunc) in self.tagDataMap.items():
                    self[tag] = parseFunc(tagdata[start:end])
        except IOError:
            pass

    def __setitem__(self, key, item):
        if key == "name" and item:
            self.__parse(item)
        FileInfo.__setitem__(self, key, item)

def listDirectory(directory, fileExtList):
    "get list of file info objects for files of particular extensions"
    fileList = [os.path.normcase(f) for f in os.listdir(directory)]
    fileList = [os.path.join(directory, f) for f in fileList \
                if os.path.splitext(f)[1] in fileExtList]
    def getFileInfoClass(filename, module=sys.modules[FileInfo.__module__]):
        "get file info class from filename extension"
        subclass = "%sFileInfo" % os.path.splitext(filename)[1].upper()[1:]
        return hasattr(module, subclass) and getattr(module, subclass) or FileInfo
    return [getFileInfoClass(f)(f) for f in fileList]


if __name__ == "__main__":
    for info in listDirectory("d:\\music\\electronic", [".mp3"]):
        http_context.write ("<br/>".join( ["%s=%s" % (k, v) for k, v in info.items()] ))
        http_context.write ("<br/>")
        
        

By viewing downloads associated with this article you agree to the Terms of Service and the article's licence.

If a file you wish to view isn't highlighted, and is a text file (not binary), please let us know and we'll add colourisation support for it.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Share

About the Author

Artem Kustikov
Software Developer (Senior)
Belarus Belarus
No Biography provided

| Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web01 | 2.8.141223.1 | Last Updated 1 Jun 2008
Article Copyright 2008 by Artem Kustikov
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2014
Layout: fixed | fluid