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;;; sunshine.el --- Provide weather and forecast information.
;; Author: Aaron Bieber <>
;; Version: 0.1
;; Package-Version: 20181029.1654
;; Package-X-Original-Version: 20150620.1320
;; Package-Requires: ((cl-lib "0.5"))
;; Keywords: tools, weather
;; URL:
;; This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
;; any later version.
;; This file is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
;; GNU General Public License for more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
;; along with GNU Emacs; see the file COPYING. If not, write to
;; the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
;; Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
;;; Commentary:
;; Sunshine allows you to view your weather forecast directly within
;; Emacs. The recommended method of installing Sunshine is from the
;; MELPA repository. Full instructions can be found at
;;; Code:
(require 'cl-lib)
(require 'url)
(require 'url-cache)
(require 'time-date)
(require 'json)
;;; Options available for customization.
(defgroup sunshine nil
"A utility for viewing your local weather forecast."
:group 'tools)
(defcustom sunshine-buffer-name "*Sunshine*"
"Name for the Sunshine buffer. You probably don't need to change this."
:group 'sunshine
:type 'string)
(defcustom sunshine-mode-hook nil
"Hook to run upon entering `sunshine-mode'.
See `run-hooks'."
:group 'sunshine
:type 'hook)
(defcustom sunshine-location "New York, NY"
"The default location for which to retrieve weather.
The location value should be a city/state value like \"New York, NY\""
:group 'sunshine
:type 'string)
(defcustom sunshine-appid ""
"You can get an APPID by logging into your OpenWeather account.
You should get it by loging-in to your account and pasting the API key here."
:group 'sunshine
:type 'string)
(defcustom sunshine-units 'imperial
"The unit type to use for measurements."
:group 'sunshine
:type '(radio (const :tag "Metric (C)" metric)
(const :tag "Imperial (F)" imperial)))
(defcustom sunshine-cache-ttl (seconds-to-time 900)
"How long to keep forecast data cached; sorry, it is a time value.
The default value is 15 minutes (900 seconds)."
:group 'sunshine
:type '(repeat integer))
(defcustom sunshine-icon-cache-ttl (days-to-time 1)
"How long to keep icon data cached; sorry, it is a time value.
The default value is one day (86400 seconds)."
:group 'sunshine
:type '(repeat integer))
(defcustom sunshine-show-icons nil
"Whether to display icons in the forecast."
:group 'sunshine
:type 'boolean)
(defface sunshine-forecast-headline-face
'((t (:foreground "navajo white" :height 1.5)))
"The headline (location) text in the full-size forecast."
:group 'sunshine)
(defface sunshine-forecast-day-divider-face
'((t (:foreground "gray50")))
"The vertical dividing line between days in the full-size forecast."
:group 'sunshine)
(defface sunshine-forecast-date-face
'((t (:weight ultra-bold :foreground "white")))
"Date text in the full-size forecast."
:group 'sunshine)
(defvar sunshine-mode-map
(let ((map (make-sparse-keymap)))
(define-key map "q" 'sunshine-quit)
(define-key map "i" 'sunshine-toggle-icons)
"Get the keymap for the Sunshine window.")
(define-derived-mode sunshine-mode nil "Sunshine"
"A major mode for the Sunshine window.
The following keys are available in `sunshine-mode':
(setq truncate-lines t))
(defun sunshine-forecast ()
"The main entry into Sunshine; display the forecast in a window."
(sunshine-get-forecast sunshine-location sunshine-units 'full sunshine-appid))
(defun sunshine-quick-forecast ()
"Display a quick forecast in the minibuffer."
(sunshine-get-forecast sunshine-location sunshine-units 'quick sunshine-appid))
(defun sunshine-quit ()
"Destroy the Sunshine buffer."
(quit-window t (selected-window)))
(defun sunshine-toggle-icons ()
"Turn Sunshine icons on or off."
(setq sunshine-show-icons (not sunshine-show-icons))
(defun sunshine-make-url (location units appid)
"Make a URL for retrieving the weather for LOCATION in UNITS.
Requires your OpenWeatherMap APPID."
(concat ""
(url-encode-url location)
"&APPID=" appid
(url-encode-url (symbol-name units))
(defun sunshine-get-forecast (location units display-type appid)
"Get forecast data from OpenWeatherMap's API.
Provide a LOCATION and optionally the preferred unit of measurement as
UNITS (e.g. 'metric' or 'imperial').
DISPLAY-TYPE determines whether a full or quick forecast is shown.
Its value may be 'full or 'quick.
Requires your OpenWeatherMap APPID."
(let* ((url (sunshine-make-url location units appid)))
(if (sunshine-forecast-cache-expired url)
(url-retrieve url 'sunshine-retrieved (list display-type) t)
;; Cache is not expired; pull out the cached data.
;; Extract cache as multibyte character data rather than literally,
;; which is the behavior of `url-cache-extract'.
(set-buffer-multibyte t)
(insert-file-contents (url-cache-create-filename url))
;; Use a fake status value; we don't use it anyway.
(sunshine-retrieved "status" display-type)))))
(defun sunshine-retrieved (status display-type)
"Process the retrieved data; receives STATUS, which we discard.
DISPLAY-TYPE defines the type of display that will be shown."
(let ((forecast (sunshine-extract-response)))
(if forecast
(let ((simple-forecast (sunshine-build-simple-forecast forecast)))
(sunshine-display-forecast simple-forecast display-type))
(defun sunshine-display-forecast (simple-forecast display-type)
"Display SIMPLE-FORECAST using the requested DISPLAY-TYPE."
(cond ((equal display-type 'full)
(with-current-buffer (sunshine-prepare-buffer)
(sunshine-draw-forecast simple-forecast)
(if (fboundp 'sunshine-forecast-display-hook)
(funcall 'sunshine-forecast-display-hook (current-buffer))
(pop-to-buffer (current-buffer)))))
((equal display-type 'quick)
(sunshine-draw-quick-forecast simple-forecast))))
(defun sunshine-extract-response ()
"Extract the JSON response from the buffer returned by url-http."
(set-buffer-multibyte t)
(if (re-search-forward "^HTTP/.+ 200 OK$" (line-end-position) t)
(when (search-forward "\n\n" nil t)
(prog1 (json-read)
(url-store-in-cache (current-buffer))
(defun sunshine-display-error ()
"Display an error in the Sunshine window."
(let ((quit-key (key-description (where-is-internal 'sunshine-quit sunshine-mode-map t))))
(with-current-buffer sunshine-buffer-name
(setq buffer-read-only nil)
(insert (propertize "\u26A0\n" 'font-lock-face '(:foreground "gold" :height 3.0))
"There was an error retrieving weather data.\n"
"Please try again in a while; this response was not cached.\n\n"
" Press " quit-key " to quit.")
(setq buffer-read-only t)
(select-window (get-buffer-window (current-buffer)))
(goto-char 3)))))
(defun sunshine-get-cached-time (&optional format)
"Return the last modified time of the Sunshine cache, if it exists.
If provided, FORMAT is used as an argument to `format-time-string'.
If omitted, or nil, a date object is returned."
(let ((cache-time (url-is-cached (sunshine-make-url sunshine-location sunshine-units sunshine-appid))))
(if format
(format-time-string format cache-time)
(defun sunshine-forecast-cache-expired (url)
"Return t if the forecast cache for URL is expired."
(sunshine-cache-expired url sunshine-cache-ttl))
(defun sunshine-icon-cache-expired (url)
"Return t if the icon cache for URL is expired."
(sunshine-cache-expired url sunshine-icon-cache-ttl))
(defun sunshine-cache-expired (url ttl)
"Return t if the cache for URL is older than TTL."
(cond (url-standalone-mode
(not (file-exists-p (url-cache-create-filename url))))
(t (let ((cache-time (url-is-cached url)))
(if cache-time
(defun sunshine-build-simple-forecast (forecast)
"Build a simple, legible forecast from FORECAST.
FORECAST is the raw forecast data resulting from calling json-read on the
forecast results."
(let* ((citylist (cdr (assoc 'city forecast)))
(city (cdr (assoc 'name citylist)))
(country (cdr (assoc 'country citylist)))
(temp-symbol (sunshine-units-symbol)))
(cons 'location (concat city ", " country))
(cons 'days (cl-loop for day across (cdr (assoc 'list forecast)) collect
(cons 'date (format-time-string "%A, %h. %e" (seconds-to-time (cdr (assoc 'dt day)))))
(cons 'desc (cdr (assoc 'main (elt (cdr (assoc 'weather day)) 0))))
(cons 'icon (cdr (assoc 'icon (elt (cdr (assoc 'weather day)) 0))))
(cons 'temp
(cons 'min (format "%s %s" (round (cdr (assoc 'temp_min (cdr (assoc 'main day))))) temp-symbol))
(cons 'max (format "%s %s" (round (cdr (assoc 'temp_max (cdr (assoc 'main day))))) temp-symbol))))
(cons 'pressure (cdr (assoc 'pressure (cdr (assoc 'main day)))))))))))
(defun sunshine-prepare-buffer ()
"Prepare a buffer for the forecast output."
(let ((buf (get-buffer-create sunshine-buffer-name)))
(with-current-buffer buf
(setq buffer-read-only nil)
(setq buffer-read-only t))
(defun sunshine-pivot-forecast-rows (forecast)
"Pivot FORECAST rows of days into rows of elements from each day.
This puts the elements in display order.
Given a forecast dataset like:
(((date . date1)
(high . high1)
(low . low1))
((date . date2)
(high . high2)
(low . low2)))
Pivot it into a dataset like:
((dates . (date1 date2))
(highs . (high1 high2))
(lows . (low1 low2)))"
(let ((days (cdr (assoc 'days forecast))))
(cl-loop for day in days
collect (cdr (assoc 'date day)) into dates
collect (cdr (assoc 'icon day)) into icons
collect (cdr (assoc 'desc day)) into descs
collect (format "High: %s" (cdr (assoc 'max (cdr (assoc 'temp day))))) into highs
collect (format "Low: %s" (cdr (assoc 'min (cdr (assoc 'temp day))))) into lows
;; This new list now contains one list for each
;; screen line.
finally (return (list
(cons "icons" icons)
(cons "dates" dates)
(cons "descs" descs)
(cons "highs" highs)
(cons "lows" lows))))))
(defun sunshine-draw-forecast (forecast)
"Draw FORECAST in pretty ASCII, in the current buffer."
(let* ((cached (sunshine-get-cached-time "%b. %e at %l:%M %p"))
(location (cdr (assoc 'location forecast)))
(output-rows (sunshine-pivot-forecast-rows forecast)))
(setq buffer-read-only nil)
(insert (concat " "
;; Heading, in tall text.
(propertize (concat "Forecast for " location)
'font-lock-face 'sunshine-forecast-headline-face)
;; Newline, providing extra space below.
(propertize "\n" 'line-spacing .5)))
(while output-rows
(let* ((wholerow (car output-rows))
(type (car wholerow))
(row (cdr wholerow))
(col 1))
(while row
(if (or sunshine-show-icons
(not (equal type "icons")))
(insert (sunshine-pad-or-trunc (sunshine-row-type-propertize (car row) type col) 20 1)
(if (and (/= 1 (length row))
(not (equal type "icons")))
(propertize "\u2502" 'font-lock-face 'sunshine-forecast-day-divider-face)
" ")))
(setq col (1+ col))
(setq row (cdr row)))
(insert (sunshine-newline-propertize type))
(setq output-rows (cdr output-rows))))
(insert (concat " Last updated " cached
(propertize "\n"
'line-height 1.5)))
(goto-char 0)
(setq buffer-read-only t)
(if sunshine-show-icons
(defun sunshine-draw-quick-forecast (forecast)
"Draw a quick FORECAST in the minibuffer."
(let* ((cached (sunshine-get-cached-time "%b. %e at %l:%M %p"))
(location (cdr (assoc 'location forecast)))
(output-rows (sunshine-pivot-forecast-rows forecast)))
(message (concat
"Forecast for " location " (updated " cached ")\n\n"
;; Dates
(propertize (sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (assoc "dates" output-rows)) 20)
'face '(:weight bold))
(propertize (sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (cdr (assoc "dates" output-rows))) 20)
'face '(:weight bold)) "\n"
;; Conditions
(sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (assoc "descs" output-rows)) 20)
(sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (cdr (assoc "descs" output-rows))) 20) "\n"
;; Highs
(sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (assoc "highs" output-rows)) 20)
(sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (cdr (assoc "highs" output-rows))) 20) "\n"
;; Lows
(sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (assoc "lows" output-rows)) 20)
(sunshine-pad-or-trunc (cadr (cdr (assoc "lows" output-rows))) 20) "\n"
(defun sunshine-seek-to-icon-marker (number)
"Move point to the location of the icon marker for icon NUMBER."
(let ((icon-point (text-property-any (point-min) (point-max) 'icon number)))
(when icon-point
(goto-char icon-point))))
(defun sunshine-get-icons ()
"Trigger downloads of any weather icons in the buffer."
(cl-loop for col from 1 upto 5 do
(let* ((icon-point (sunshine-seek-to-icon-marker col))
(icon-code (if icon-point
(progn (goto-char icon-point)
(thing-at-point 'word))))
(icon-url (if icon-code
(sunshine-make-icon-url icon-code))))
(when (and icon-point icon-url)
(if (sunshine-icon-cache-expired icon-url)
;; Live download.
(url-retrieve icon-url 'sunshine-icon-retrieved (list col) t)
;; Use cache.
(url-cache-extract (url-cache-create-filename icon-url))
(sunshine-icon-retrieved "status" (list col))))))))
(defun sunshine-extract-icon ()
"Extract icon image data from the current buffer.
Expected to be used by the callback from `url-retrieve'."
(goto-char (point-min))
(when (re-search-forward "^HTTP/.+ 200 OK$" nil (line-end-position))
(when (search-forward "\n\n" nil t)
(buffer-substring (point) (point-max)))))
'png t))
(defun sunshine-icon-retrieved (status number)
"Callback from `url-retrieve' that places icon NUMBER into the buffer.
Receives param STATUS, for which see `url-retrieve'."
(let ((image-desc (sunshine-extract-icon)))
(if image-desc
(url-store-in-cache (current-buffer))
(with-current-buffer sunshine-buffer-name
(sunshine-seek-to-icon-marker number)
(setq buffer-read-only nil)
;; Make room for the icon!
(delete-region (point) (+ (round (car (image-size image-desc))) (point)))
(insert-image image-desc)
(setq buffer-read-only t)))))))
(defun sunshine-make-icon-url (icon-name)
"Make the URL pointing to the icon file for ICON-NAME."
(concat "" (url-encode-url icon-name) ".png"))
(defun sunshine-newline-propertize (type)
"Output a newline appropriate for a line of TYPE."
(if (equal type "icons")
(if sunshine-show-icons
(propertize "\n"
'line-spacing .5)
(defun sunshine-row-type-propertize (string type col)
"Return STRING with face properties appropriate for TYPE in column COL."
(or (cond ((equal type "dates") (propertize
((equal type "descs") string)
((equal type "highs") string)
((equal type "lows") string)
((equal type "icons") (propertize
'icon col)))
(defun sunshine-pad-or-trunc (string column-width &optional pad trunc-string)
"Pad or truncate STRING to fit in COLUMN-WIDTH.
Optionally, add PAD spaces before and after STRING, and if STRING exceeds the
available width, truncate it to fit, optionally appending TRUNC-STRING."
(let* ((actual-width (- column-width (if pad (* pad 2) 0)))
(display-string (if (> (length string) actual-width)
;; If string exceeds size, truncate.
(concat (substring string 0 (- actual-width (if trunc-string (length trunc-string) 0))) trunc-string)
;; Otherwise, pad.
(concat string (make-string (- actual-width (length string)) ? )))))
(concat (if pad (make-string pad ? ))
(if pad (make-string pad ? )))))
(defun sunshine-units-symbol ()
"Return the symbol appropriate for the current value of sunshine-units."
(cond ((equal sunshine-units 'imperial) "F")
((equal sunshine-units 'metric) "C")))
(provide 'sunshine)
;;; sunshine.el ends here