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public Crawler.create_crawler method #1528

merged 3 commits into from Oct 30, 2015

public Crawler.create_crawler method #1528

merged 3 commits into from Oct 30, 2015


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@kmike kmike commented Oct 6, 2015

CrawlerRunner.crawl returns a Deferred, but in all cases I used this method in addition to waiting for crawl to finish it was necessary to connect signal handlers, and you need Crawler instance for that. So

d = runner.crawl('spidername')  # or runner.create_crawler(spider_cls)

was not enough, I wanted

crawler = runner.create_crawler('spidername')  # or runner.create_crawler(spider_cls)
d = runner.crawl(crawler)

This means it was necessary to copy-paste the same code

crawler = crawler_or_spidercls
if not isinstance(crawler_or_spidercls, Crawler):
    crawler = runner._create_crawler(crawler_or_spidercls)

in all CrawlerRunner subclasses / wrappers, and using a private _create_crawler method. What about adding a public method for it? As a bonus point, we won't be using a private method in scrapy.utils.test.get_crawler.

@kmike kmike added this to the Scrapy 1.1 milestone Oct 6, 2015
@kmike kmike force-pushed the create-crawler branch from e95f538 to 67874f7 Oct 8, 2015
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Current coverage is 82.87%

Merging #1528 into master will increase coverage by +0.04% as of b728a9e

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@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ def get_crawler(spidercls=None, settings_dict=None):
from scrapy.spiders import Spider

runner = CrawlerRunner(Settings(settings_dict))

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curita Oct 30, 2015

This is unrelated to these changes, but now that I see it we could pass settings_dict as it is to CrawlerRunner, we don't need to wrap it here into a Settings instance.

* use CrawlerRunner.create_crawler instead of get_crawler helper in test_crawl;
* add a test for loading spiders by name;
* add a test for passing Crawler objects instead of Spider objects;
* add a test for CrawlerRunner.join
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@curita curita commented Oct 30, 2015

+1 to merge, but it needs to be rebased.

@kmike kmike force-pushed the create-crawler branch from 67874f7 to 0000b6e Oct 30, 2015
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