Rewriting the Slack Python SDK

Rewriting the Slack Python SDK

The desire for change
The Slack Python SDK, originally created in 2016, provides a simple HTTP and WebSocket client to help communicate with Slack’s Platform APIs. Web client
In the RFC, the proposed WebClient would be a thin HTTP client wrapper that focused solely on preparing requests and parsing responses from Slack’s Web API. Here’s an example of what this would look like if implemented as suggested:
RTM client
Inspired by the open-source Ruby Slack SDK by Daniel Doubrovkine, I wanted to abstract away the complex looping that was previously required to respond to events from the RTM API.

Source: slack.engineering

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