IRC – multitasking: listening & sending

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IRC – multitasking: listening & sending

Postby EscNor » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:47 pm

Hey folks,

I've been playing around with Python for a little while now and finding it very enjoyable. But have run into a bit of a problem:

I am working on writing a very basic irc client (planning an irc based game with it's own server and clients at some point in the distant future). Being a lazy sob I have tried getting things to work using irclib or blackbox. All I am aiming for at the moment is sending and receiving a message. I can manage both but have to run two separate scripts in individual terminal windows (on Linux here).

So far I have found mention of subprocesses and just using os.system('python &') but while that is all nice and dandy for running the script listening and displaying a message when ever someone messages me, I still haven't found a way to pass info to it – getting it to pass on a message to someone... So at the moment I need to log on with two nicknames in order to send and receive messages... which is hardly ideal. No doubt there is a perfectly logical way to do this with irclib or blackbox (have had a look with help()) but I am completely stumped - as I fear it is outside of my understanding for the time being.

So in short: How do I combine the listen and send script OR get one to pass info to the other?

Anyone got any pointers or tutorials that they know of that might make this all a bit clearer?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: IRC – multitasking: listening & sending

Postby stranac » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:48 pm

A general rule of thumb: doing something networking related - use twisted.

For an irc client, you will want to use twisted.words.protocol.irc.IRCClient.
There are plenty of examples(most of them bots) on the internet that should get you started.
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Re: IRC – multitasking: listening & sending

Postby EscNor » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:26 pm

aaand years later, I return. Gosh darn work.
Thank you so much, seems like what I was looking for. :)
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