Re: [dev] sic - remove stdout formatting?

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:18:32 -0400

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 04:04:12PM -0400, Josh Rickmar wrote:
>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.

I've written IRC bots with sic before, and made the same
modification. Try kris/sic.c from the hg repo.

Kris Maglione
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