Re: [dev] sic - remove stdout formatting?

From: Josh Rickmar <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:42:59 -0400

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 04:18:32PM -0400, Kris Maglione wrote:
> 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.

Ah, thanks. Yeah, much better.

Josh Rickmar
Received on Mon Oct 19 2009 - 20:42:59 UTC

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