Author: The Python-Twitter Developers <email@example.com>
This library provides a pure Python interface for the [Twitter API](https://dev.twitter.com/).
[Twitter](http://twitter.com) provides a service that allows people to connect via the web, IM, and SMS. Twitter exposes a [web services API](http://dev.twitter.com/doc) and this library is intended to make it even easier for Python programmers to use.
To fetch a single user's public status messages, where `user` is either
a Twitter *short name* or their user id.
>>> statuses = api.GetUserTimeline(user)
>>> print [s.text for s in statuses]
To fetch a list a user's friends (requires authentication):
>>> users = api.GetFriends()
>>> print [u.name for u in users]
To post a Twitter status message (requires authentication):
>>> status = api.PostUpdate('I love python-twitter!')
>>> print status.text
I love python-twitter!
There are many more API methods, to read the full API documentation:
$ pydoc twitter.Api
Patches and bug reports are [welcome](https://github.com/bear/python-twitter/issues/new), just please keep the style consistent with the original source.
Add more example scripts.
The twitter.Status and `twitter.User` classes are going to be hard to keep in sync with the API if the API changes. More of the code could probably be written with introspection.
Statement coverage of `twitter_test` is only about 80% of twitter.py.
The `twitter.Status` and `twitter.User` classes could perform more validation on the property setters.
## More Information
Please visit [the google group](http://groups.google.com/group/python-twitter) for more discussion.
Additional thanks to Pierre-Jean Coudert, Omar Kilani, Jodok Batlogg, edleaf, glen.tregoning, Brad Choate, Jim Cortez, Jason Lemoine, Thomas Dyson, Robert Laquey, Hameedullah Khan, Mike Taylor, DeWitt Clinton, and the rest of the python-twitter mailing list.
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