[dev] sic - remove stdout formatting?

From: Josh Rickmar <joshua_rickmar_AT_eumx.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:04:12 -0400

I would like to (re)write an irc bot using sic, but the formatted output
is making this harder then it could/should be. For example, the first
field, the channel or irc server, is cut off at 12 characters by a
colon. This becomes a problem when trying to parse the output because
longer field names can be cut off. It can also cause the number of
fields (seperated by whitespace) to change since a field with >=12
characters will be missing a space between the name and the colon.

To make this program more useful, wouldn't it be better if all the
information was presented to the user? Doing so would make writing bots
much easier and would allow the user to easily format the output any way
he/she wants to by passing sic's output to awk.

Josh Rickmar
Received on Mon Oct 19 2009 - 20:04:12 UTC

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