[IRCServices Coding] send_cmd in non-protocol modules

Craig Edwards brain at winbot.co.uk
Sat May 7 15:01:18 PDT 2005

IRC is changing. It has been changing since day one, the software which 
is used for IRC must change with it. IRCServices is being left behind by 
other software which *does* tolerate changes to the spec, and it saddens 
me to see software i love becoming deprecated because of it :-(

I'm sure there are many IRCu users out there who would disagree with 
your opinion, and as it stands ircservices simply cannot support them, 
even though it is one of the most popular IRCds. I'd say this ircd has 
more problems than mine as mine is tolerant to 'assumptions' and will 
rewrite the RFC commands to something it understands -- IRCu (P10) will 
not ;-)


Andrew Church wrote:
>>IRCServices 5 has protocol modules which allow it to connect to many 
>>different kinds of ircds easily. Great idea. However, the core blatantly 
>>uses send_cmd, and makes assumptions about the format of specific 
>      This is by design.  The only reason for protocol modules in the first
> place is to kludge around variations in what ought to be a standard.  If
> you have an ircd that's so bizarre it can't even understand a NOTICE
> message, then Services won't support it.  Sorry, but I don't have the time
> or interest to deal with such software.
>   --Andrew Church
>     achurch at achurch.org
>     http://achurch.org/
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