Re: [dev] sic - remove stdout formatting?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 08:19:04 +0100

2009/10/19 Kris Maglione <>:
> 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.

That reminds me that I want to merge your stuff ;) Will do that during
next days.

Kind regards,
Received on Tue Oct 20 2009 - 07:19:04 UTC

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