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Re: pircd - the perl irc daemon

by TVSET (Chaplain)
on Dec 19, 2003 at 14:43 UTC ( #315803=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to pircd - the perl irc daemon

I'm of the opinion that people don't really care. (I'm also of the opinion that free software isn't the amazing development model everyone claims it is...SKIP... Sure pircd is a neat little toy, but it seems to be one that noone cares to help improve it.

I do agree with Eric S. Raymond here, who said: "And this brings us to the first lesson: 1. Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer's personal itch." (The Cathedral and the Bazaar)

If you think about it, how many people do actually have a need in developing an IRC server in Perl? Firstly, there are not that many people that need an IRC daemon in the first place. Then, this number decreases with those who are satisfied by existing solutions. Further less with those people who don't know Perl or are cut off the development for any other reason. With all these in mind, it's actually surprising that there are any "Re:" subjects in that mailing list. :)


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Re: Re: pircd - the perl irc daemon
by epoptai (Curate) on Dec 21, 2003 at 04:38 UTC
    If you think about it, how many people do actually have a need in developing an IRC server in Perl?

    No need to think about it since I definitely need one, and I figure there must be few more out there among the monks and 1000 results on google for pircd. I needed a customized ircd and my only language skill up to the task is perl. This thing has allowed me to tweak and extend irc in ways that otherwise would be far beyond my reach. If not for this one project I'd be stuck. It would be a shame if this solution didn't continue to exist.

    perl -MO=Deparse -e"u j t S n a t o e h r , e p l r a h k c r e"

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