Stream() object

This object is used to represent user's stream on D*. It is basically a list of posts.

Getting stream

To get basic stream you have to have working Connection() as this is required by Stream()'s constructor.

c = diaspy.connection.Connection(pod='',
stream = diaspy.streams.Stream(c)

Now you have a stream filled with posts (if any can be found on user's stream).

Other streams you can use are Activity(), Aspects(), Commented(), Liked(), Mentions(), FollowedTags() and Tag().

Example: stream = diaspy.streams.Activity(c)

fill(), update() and more()

When you want to refresh stream call it's fill() method. It will overwrite old stream contents.

On the contrary, update() will get a new stream but will not overwrite old stream saved in the object memory. It will append every new post to the old stream.

more() complements update() it will fetch you older posts instead of newer ones.

Length of and iterating over a stream

Stream's length can be checked by calling len() on it.


When you want to iterate over a stream (e.g. when you want to print first n posts on the stream) you can do it in two ways.

First, using len() and range() functions.

for i in range(len(stream)):
    # do stuff...

Second, iterating directly over the stream contents:

for post in stream:
    # do stuff...

Posting data to stream

This is described in posting document in this manual.

Clearing stream

This will remove all posts from visible stream.


This will scan stream for nonexistent posts (eg. deleted) and remove them.

Manual for diaspy, written by Marek Marecki