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Re: Patches and Matches

Simon now has r/w access to purl's directories on
infobot.org.  I hope he will get the current state of purl
up to speed with the new patches.  i can't do anything
until Monday.

I'm now completely convinced that we need to put
the code under CVS, and give the keys to purl to
a couple of people so that she can be well-maintained even
when i am occupied.  

> There's a lot of snippage in here.  Figure it out.  
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 04:25:03PM +0900, scozens@pwj.co.jp wrote:
> > First of all, congratulations to Oz on the success of Sphinx;
> > if I've got it right, he's out at Linuxworld right now talking
> > about Sphinx and Sourceforce. Hope it goes well. There's been
> > a lot of very good coverage of Sphinx in the techno web press,
> > and I think we can all agree it's going to be an important
> > milestone in, for want of a better phrase, free speech.
> (There, now wasn't that worth a six line quote?)
> > To directly contradict all that I've just said, I don't know if
> > we're yet at the point where we can start deprecating the old
> > bot. Certainly, the new one should be the primary focus of
> > development right now, and I'm hoping to run myself completely
> > out of business pretty soon. :)
> It would be nice if the bugs introduced between 0.44.2 and now would
> go away, otherwise I'm all for the new bot getting primary focus.
> Give us a procedure for creating extensions, and we'll get hopping. 
> :]
> > However, if you do still want to kick around with it, here's
> > me top 10 wish-list for what I'd like to see in the current 0.4x
> > bot before we wrap it up. I'll be randomly implementing some of
> > these as and when I get bored, so give me a shout if you want
> > to play with them:
> > 
> >      1) I don't want this to happen:
> > <foo> Simon?
> > <Simon> Yes?
> > <purl> Simon is a matter of fact, or a villian in a million.
> > 
> > How to avoid it: keep track of who's on the channel. (This is
> > an excuse to put some more user-defined hooks on IRC events)
> > On join : $whowhere{$channel.":".$person}++
> > On part/nick change: $whowhere{$channel.":".$person}--
> Sounds good, provided the behavior changes when addressed.
>  <Masque> Simon?
>  <Simon> Yes?
>  <Masque> Sorry, meant:
>  <Masque> purl, Simon?
> > Don't respond if not addressed and $whowhere{$channel.":".$query}
> > 
> >      2) Privacy on `seen', especially if spanning multiple
> > channels. Hint, this is bad:
> > 
> > <foo/#perl> purl, seen nou?
> > <purl/#perl> nou was last seen 3 hours ago on #hotsex saying
> > "whip me again with that leather vegetable!"
> > 
> > I suggest multiple levels: users should be able to say
> > `watch what I say and when I say it', `watch when I say something'
> > or `don't watch me at all.' Further, channels should have a setting
> > to state whether seen data is shared outside that channel.
> I disagree, I would implement it soley based on channel status.
> If the channel is +s and I say something, I think purl should keep
> that information confined to the channel.  Otherwise I think the 
> current system works fine.  If you're in #poundmeharder and it's 
> not +s, people will know with a simple /whois anyway.
> >      4) Ditto spanning multiple servers. The cheap hack we're
> > doing with purl could be better. This could be a big project requiring
> > some big source changes! Do not rush off and implement lightly!
> I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but it would be nice if purl
> had a list of servers to choose from, so that she would come back
> if her current server went down.
> >      5) Anti-escaping. This is tedious:
> > purl, \what \I want is <reply>\why do \you ask \what \you want\?
> > 
> > and people get it wrong on a daily basis.
> > 
> > This is not:
> > purl, literal what I want => <reply>why do you ask what you want?
> Very good idea, though s/=>/is/ will save confusion.
> Then again, when has that ever been a goal of software design.... ;)
> >      6) Update documentation, POD on extension modules and maybe
> > autogenerate manual.
> I VOLUNTEER!  I'd be THRILLED to help...find someone else to do this. 
> >      7) Collect other cool tales of what people are doing with
> > infobots and write a web page with links.
> heh.  Look up 'Sherlock' sometime.  Talk to joebloe.  There certainly
> are some interesting other projects out there.  Otherwise a great idae.
> >      9) CPAN i // or search.cpan interface
> Nobody has done this YET!?  Six months ago I listed it in-channel as 
> my next project, and a whole bunch of people said things like "Way
> ahead of you" and "Already almost done" and "Shut UP Masque, we're
> sick of hearing you talk" and "Where's stimps?".  I took that as 
> a sign, else I'd have turned one in by now.  Maybe I can dig up the
> framework I put together....
> >      10) Masque, you had a cool extension idea I was going to steal
> > but I've forgotten what it was.
> Erm, uh, well, hrm.
> OH.  I think I know what you're referring to.  I'll go find you now.
> > That'll do for the moment, because I have just got a Perlix bug
> > report, meaning that the world is surely about to end.
> > 
> > Simon
> Masque.