Code Challenge 49 - Contribute to Open Source: Clean up Planet Python

PyBites, Sun 01 April 2018, Challenge

community, debugging, feedparser, hacking, parsing, Planet, RSS, scripting

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Hi Pythonistas, it has been silent on the Community Blog challenges front, but then again we completed the 100 Days of Code in Python course which was a great milestone. Although less frequent, we will however, keep doing blog challenges so not to worry! Let's start with a long pending item: cleaning up Python planets feeds, an interesting and valuable open source contribution.

The Challenge

See issue 233: there are a lot of feeds that are invalid or outdated. For this Challenge you're to write a script that does the cleaning as per requirements stated in the issue:


Ours and potentially a lot of other feeds are not showing up due to what seems to be an SSL issue. Can you solve it and make a lot of Pythonistas happy? Check our inital debugging on issue 135 and feel free to chime in (be warned though: might require some very old Python 2.x ...)


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