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Re: Very Basic Perl Question about IRC

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Nov 06, 2012 at 01:48 UTC ( #1002409=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Very Basic Perl Question about Sockets .. and IRC

There are a few approaches available here. The most obvious might be to use threads - one thread that would read from the socket (blocking), a second thread to write to the socket (blocks on the input queue used to feed it stuff to send), and a third to read from stdin (perhaps using Term::ReadLine). I'm not sure if that middle thread is quite needed, though it would handle race conditions between the first and last threads for sending stuff to the IRC server.

Personally, I do this basic type of thing with a single thread using event-based code, usually AnyEvent/Coro, though some will swear by POE. And, with a new enough Term::ReadLine, you can integrate it with Coro fairly well, or other event loops not quite so well, but still passably if done with Term::ReadLine being your main event loop (see Term::ReadLine::Event for example code), though there's always the issue of spitting stuff to the screen (input from IRC server) while waiting at a prompt.

That's for "this basic type of thing." For this specific type of thing (IRC), I use Xchat and perl plugins to Xchat.


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Re^2: Very Basic Perl Question about IRC
by Contraversy (Initiate) on Nov 06, 2012 at 02:06 UTC
    Thank you so much, more than enough info here to do what I need!

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