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Re: RFC: Tutorial - IRC Programming In Perl

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Aug 30, 2007 at 06:34 UTC ( #636007=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: Tutorial - IRC Programming In Perl

I like your Tutorial/RFC. I wrote two bots lately, and some of my work would have been easier if I had such a comprehensive collection of links.

I haven't read all your links, but something seems to miss: there is now description of how to handle different charsets in IRC. This is something that can be a pain to handle, and the documentation mostly ignores the issue .

Net:IRC and POE::Component::IRC don't mention it, Bot::BasicBot offers to set one possible encoding, which is not always sufficient.

Also I did try to write a logging script with irssi, but I couldn't find a reference manual for Irssi.pm. If there is such a documentation it would be worthy to point to it directly, maybe I'm not the only one who is too dumb to find it.


Comment on Re: RFC: Tutorial - IRC Programming In Perl
Re^2: RFC: Tutorial - IRC Programming In Perl
by mmmmtmmmm (Monk) on Aug 30, 2007 at 07:39 UTC
    moritz --

    I have done a bit of searching, but could not find either of the things you requested. I will keep looking for more information on using different character sets and Irssi.pm, and will post anything I find that is good quality.

    Anyhow, I did find a new link to a "Perl Scripting Reference" for irsii, and added it to the Tut.

    Thanks for the input,
    mmmmtmmmm
      mmmmtmmmm: POE::Component::IRC's Logger plugin handles encodings the way recent mIRC (and irssi/xchat if configured right) versions do. I suggest you take a look at the source code.

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