tah (Teaching Assistant Helper) is a Python script that sends out hand-in reminders based on a YAML file describing the students and the status of their hand-ins (accepted, rejected, not received).
The file looks like this::
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
ta: Martin Geisler
handins: [True, True, False, ~, True]
handins: [True, True, True, False]
The file consists of two YAML documents. The first describes the course itself and the TA, the second holds information about the students. For each student, the ``handins`` entry is a list where ``True`` means that the hand-in was accepted, ``False`` means that it was rejected, and ``~`` indicates a missing hand-in (this is only necessary if there is a gap in the hand-ins received --- the lists are padded with ``~`` at the end).
Run ``tah`` with ``--dry-run`` to see the mails it will send out, and run it again without the option to actually send the mails.