logging-spinner: non-intrusive spinner for Python

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This library helps to display loading spinners in CLI in non-intrusive manner. Applications/libraries don't have to depend on any third-party API, but only need to log loading messages through Python's standard logging library:

logger = logging.getLogger('myapp.logger')
logger.info('Loading data...', extra={'user_waiting': True})
# some long taking process goes here...
logger.info('Finished loading!', extra={'user_waiting': False})

At the outest code of the application, setup a SpinnerHandler:

from logging_spinner import SpinnerHandler

logger = logging.getLogger('myapp')

SpinnerHandler is only aware of log records with user_waiting extra field and displays them with a spinner.

See also sample.py code.

Author and license

Written by Hong Minhee and distributed under GPLv3 or later.


Version 0.2.1

Released on May 21, 2017.

  • Fixed a bug that SpinerHandler had crashed when user_waiting log records show a spinner again after a previous spinner was hidden.

Version 0.2.0

Released on May 21, 2017.

  • logging_spinner.UserWaitingFilter was introduced to avoid duplicate prints of a log record with user_waiting extra field.

Version 0.1.0

Released on May 21, 2017. The initial release.