Losing words

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 16:12:59 EDT 2019


On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 7:11 AM John Doe <john at johniedoe.com> wrote:
>
> On 2019-04-01, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Cool. Please don't post context-free messages though - not everyone
> > knows that you were talking about IRC. (Part of that is because your
> > subject line didn't mention IRC either.)
> >
> I've mentioned it in a mother post mate.

Not everyone sees every post, for various reasons. So it's best to
include at least a bit of context in your replies.

> > If you're going to do a lot with IRC, I would recommend either picking
> > up a dedicated IRC library, or reading up on the protocol. You'll need
> > to understand the exact limitations and restrictions, how to properly
> > escape things, etc, etc, etc, if you're going to talk over a plain
> > socket. It's not a difficult protocol to use, but you should learn its
> > subtleties. (Or just grab a library.)
> >
> I don't know im a lot, it's just a training, I've created some script
> and just of curiosity checking option of sending messages.
>

Sure. You'll still need to sort out some parsing though; you can never
depend on exactly how much content you get back from a single socket
read.

ChrisA


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