[osis-users] osis.py

Weston Ruter westonruter at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 00:28:21 MST 2010

All of the objects are now built out for osis.py, a Python module for
representing OSIS "things". These include:

   - OsisWork (Bible.en.ChurchOfEngland.KJV.1611)
   - type (Bible)
      - language (en)
      - publisher (ChurchOfEngland)
      - name (KJV)
      - pub_date (1611)
      - pub_date_granularity (1)
      - OsisPassage (John.3.16!a)
   - identifier (John.3.16) => [John, 3, 16]
      - subidentifier (a)
      - OsisID (Bible.en.KJV:John.3.16!a)
   - work (Bible.en.KJV)
      - passage (John.3.16!a)
      - OsisRef (Bible.en.KJV:John.3.16-John.3.17 at s[saved])
      - work (Bible.en.KJV)
      - start (John.3.16)
         - passage (John.3.16)
         - end (John.3.17 at s[saved])
         - passage (John.3.17)
         - grain (s[saved])
            - type (s)
            - parameters (saved)

See tests for all of these objects to see how they can be used:

There are a few remaining todo items, but I'm eager to get your feedback!

The code is dual-licensed MIT or GPL2, desiring that anyone may use it as
extensively as they deem fit, for commercial or non-profit purposes.


On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 12:37 AM, Weston Ruter <westonruter at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've finished writing the OsisWork class for the Open Scriptures OSIS
> module (osis.py): it can parse an existing OsisWork strings into its
> component parts, allows these parts to be mutated, and then it can be
> serialized back out.
> Source: http://github.com/openscriptures/api/blob/master/osis.py
> Commit:
> http://github.com/openscriptures/api/commit/9221c71136fdd3703cce97c8a4cb54a0eb077e47
> See the tests for example usages:
> http://github.com/openscriptures/api/blob/9221c71136fdd3703cce97c8a4cb54a0eb077e47/osis.py#L554
> I'd very much appreciate your feedback. If we can agree on all of the
> functionality that such an OSIS library needs, we can create a reference
> implementation which can then be ported over to the language of choice.
> Whats next is to build:
>    - OsisPassage
>    - OsisID (OsisWork & OsisPassage)
>    - OsisRef (OsisWork & OsisPassage+ & fragments)
> Things have been a bit slow on my end lately... because we had a baby two
> weeks ago!
> Weston
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Weston Ruter <westonruter at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I'm working on a Python module for representing osisIDs (works, passages,
>> IDs, and refs). I think I've got the OsisWork class baked pretty well (at
>> least for reading/parsing), and I would appreciate your thoughts:
>> http://github.com/openscriptures/api/blob/master/osis.py#L122
>> It supports osisID works like those listed here (you can run these tests
>> via `python osis.py`):
>> http://github.com/openscriptures/api/blob/master/osis.py#L474
>>    - Bible
>>    - KJV
>>    - Bible.en
>>    - Bible.en.KJV
>>    - Bible.en.KJV.1611
>>    - Bible.en.ChurchOfEngland.KJV.1611
>>    - KJV.1611.06.07
>>    - KJV.1611.06.07.235930
>> In the last two examples, the month and day are also provided (if they
>> aren't, then they default to 1); and in the very last example, the time is
>> also included (HHMMSS).
>> An OsisWork then has the following members:
>>    - segments (each of the period-delimited segments in the osisID)
>>    - type (one of the strings enumerated in TYPES)
>>    - publisher (a string, the first of two segment slugs listed in the
>>    osisID)
>>    - name (a string, the single slug listed or the second of two)
>>    - pub_date (a datetime object; is “pub_date” the best name?)
>> Are there other pieces of information that should be parsed out? What
>> about revision, version, or edition like:
>>    - Bible.Example.2010.r231239921
>>    - Bible.Example.2010.v2
>>    - Bible.Example.2010.ed3
>> Currently if anything is included which isn't recognized, then it will
>> raise an exception; instead it should probably glob the unrecognized
>> segments into a "etc" or "splat" list.
>> Thoughts? I'd love to get this implementation fully built out to be a
>> reference implementation for ports into PHP, JavaScript, etc.
>> Weston
>> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 12:52 AM, Weston Ruter <westonruter at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Things have been a bit quiet on my end the past few weeks, so I wanted to
>>> update you on where I am at and what I see as coming next for the API
>>> development.
>>> I've been working on a standalone Python module for representing and
>>> working with OsisWork, OsisPassage, OsisID, and OsisRef objects. Since OSIS
>>> identifiers form such an integral part of the URI space for the RESTful API
>>> as it is currently designed, having a solid OSIS library seemed like a good
>>> thing to work on. You can see what I have so far here:
>>> http://github.com/openscriptures/api/blob/master/osis.py (it's not yet
>>> at an alpha state). Please let me know what you think and fork the code to
>>> make corrections and improvements.
>>> Once osis.py is baked, then the Django views can be written to handle the
>>> various OSIS objects. I hope that the osis.py module could also be ported
>>> over to JavaScript and PHP and other primary languages to give us a familiar
>>> interface for working with OSIS identifiers.
>>> In other news, my wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child,
>>> a son, in three weeks. I plan to keep involved here as much as possible, but
>>> will probably be distracted (though hopefully not as much as I have been
>>> these past few weeks).
>>> Weston
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