[IRCServices Coding] AKILL question

Andrew Church achurch at achurch.org
Fri Apr 16 10:08:39 PDT 2004

>Would it be possible to have akills able to recognise the difference between
>letters, numbers, and non-alphanumeric characters?
>For instance, to akill the following users:
>Dopey!~y968442N at ip68-97-194-40.ok.ok.cox.net
>Dopey!~v514490A at ip68-97-194-39.ok.ok.cox.net
>You would use an akill using some unused character to represent that the first
>character in the ident is a letter, and another to represent each character that
>is a letter, and another for non-alphanumeric.
>Example: %######%@* would akill any client with first and last characters being
>letters, with has six numbers in-between.

     This is similar to the idea of regular-expression autokills that's
come and gone occasionally.  I'm considering some form of "extended
wildcard", if you will--maybe regexps, maybe not--for the future, but it's
not high on my priority list.

  --Andrew Church
    achurch at achurch.org