I often need to muck around in a Python interpreter to figure out what I need to do with Launchpad's API. As it is, I write out the same commands over and over.
Since repetition is a stupid boring job that we should force machines to do while they are still subservient, I wrote a harness that, when run, gives you a Python interpreter and a few useful objects for playing with the Launchpad API.
$ ./lpharness.py lp: authenticated Launchpad objectme: logged in useranon: anonymous Launchpad objecterrors: launchpadlib.errorsuris: launchpadlib.urispprint: pretty printer>>> pprint(list(me.searchTasks(status='In Progress')))[<bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/launchpad/+bug/240067>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/launchpad/+bug/418932>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/hydrazine/+bug/535414>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/hydrazine/+bug/574981>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/hydrazine/+bug/612641>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/tarmac/+bug/683351>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/wikkid/+bug/695232>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/launchpad/+bug/721166>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/ensemble/+bug/728320>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/bughugger/+bug/731075>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/tarmac/+bug/807785>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/pkgme/+bug/809447>, <bug_task at https://api.launchpad.net/1.0/ubuntu-archive-tools/+bug/805634>]
You are free to do whatever you like with it. I hope that someone puts it into some useful, maintained, centralized place for doing stuff with Launchpad. Perhaps launchpadlib itself.