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NAME

Net::IRC::Event - A class for passing event data between subroutines

SYNOPSIS

None yet. These docs are under construction.

DESCRIPTION

This documentation is a subset of the main Net::IRC documentation. If you haven't already, please "perldoc Net::IRC" before continuing.

Net::IRC::Event defines a standard interface to the salient information for just about any event your client may witness on IRC. It's about as close as we can get in Perl to a struct, with a few extra nifty features thrown in.

METHOD DESCRIPTIONS

This section is under construction, but hopefully will be finally written up by the next release. Please see the irctest script and the source for details about this module.

LIST OF EVENTS

Net::IRC is an entirely event-based system, which takes some getting used to at first. To interact with the IRC server, you tell Net::IRC's server connection to listen for certain events and activate your own subroutines when they occur. Problem is, this doesn't help you much if you don't know what to tell it to look for. Below is a list of the possible events you can pass to Net::IRC, along with brief descriptions of each... hope this helps.

Common events

  • nick

    The "nick" event is triggered when the client receives a NICK message, meaning that someone on a channel with the client has changed eir nickname.

  • quit

    The "quit" event is triggered upon receipt of a QUIT message, which means that someone on a channel with the client has disconnected.

  • join

    The "join" event is triggered upon receipt of a JOIN message, which means that someone has entered a channel that the client is on.

  • part

    The "part" event is triggered upon receipt of a PART message, which means that someone has left a channel that the client is on.

  • mode

    The "mode" event is triggered upon receipt of a MODE message, which means that someone on a channel with the client has changed the channel's parameters.

  • topic

    The "topic" event is triggered upon receipt of a TOPIC message, which means that someone on a channel with the client has changed the channel's topic.

  • kick

    The "kick" event is triggered upon receipt of a KICK message, which means that someone on a channel with the client (or possibly the client itself!) has been forcibly ejected.

  • public

    The "public" event is triggered upon receipt of a PRIVMSG message to an entire channel, which means that someone on a channel with the client has said something aloud.

  • msg

    The "msg" event is triggered upon receipt of a PRIVMSG message which is addressed to one or more clients, which means that someone is sending the client a private message. (Duh. :-)

  • notice

    The "notice" event is triggered upon receipt of a NOTICE message, which means that someone has sent the client a public or private notice. (Is that sufficiently vague?)

  • ping

    The "ping" event is triggered upon receipt of a PING message, which means that the IRC server is querying the client to see if it's alive. Don't confuse this with CTCP PINGs, explained later.

  • other

    The "other" event is triggered upon receipt of any number of unclassifiable miscellaneous messages, but you're not likely to see it often.

  • invite

    The "invite" event is triggered upon receipt of an INVITE message, which means that someone is permitting the client's entry into a +i channel.

  • kill

    The "kill" event is triggered upon receipt of a KILL message, which means that an IRC operator has just booted your sorry arse offline. Seeya!

  • disconnect

    The "disconnect" event is triggered when the client loses its connection to the IRC server it's talking to. Don't confuse it with the "leaving" event. (See below.)

  • leaving

    The "leaving" event is triggered just before the client deliberately closes a connection to an IRC server, in case you want to do anything special before you sign off.

  • umode

    The "umode" event is triggered when the client changes its personal mode flags.

  • error

    The "error" event is triggered when the IRC server complains to you about anything. Sort of the evil twin to the "other" event, actually.

CTCP Requests

  • cping

    The "cping" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP PING request from another user. See the irctest script for an example of how to properly respond to this common request.

  • cversion

    The "cversion" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP VERSION request from another client, asking for version info about its IRC client program.

  • csource

    The "csource" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP SOURCE request from another client, asking where it can find the source to its IRC client program.

  • ctime

    The "ctime" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP TIME request from another client, asking for the local time at its end.

  • cdcc

    The "cdcc" event is triggered when the client receives a DCC request of any sort from another client, attempting to establish a DCC connection.

  • cuserinfo

    The "cuserinfo" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP USERINFO request from another client, asking for personal information from the client's user.

  • cclientinfo

    The "cclientinfo" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP CLIENTINFO request from another client, asking for whatever the hell "clientinfo" means.

  • cerrmsg

    The "cerrmsg" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP ERRMSG request from another client, notifying it of a protocol error in a preceding CTCP communication.

  • cfinger

    The "cfinger" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP FINGER request from another client. How to respond to this should best be left up to your own moral stance.

  • caction

    The "caction" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP ACTION message from another client. I should hope you're getting the hang of how Net::IRC handles CTCP requests by now...

CTCP Responses

  • crping

    The "crping" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP PING response from another user. See the irctest script for an example of how to properly respond to this common event.

  • crversion

    The "crversion" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP VERSION response from another client.

  • crsource

    The "crsource" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP SOURCE response from another client.

  • crtime

    The "crtime" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP TIME response from another client.

  • cruserinfo

    The "cruserinfo" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP USERINFO response from another client.

  • crclientinfo

    The "crclientinfo" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP CLIENTINFO response from another client.

  • crfinger

    The "crfinger" event is triggered when the client receives a CTCP FINGER response from another client. I'm not even going to consider making a joke about this one.

DCC Events

  • dcc_open

    The "dcc_open" event is triggered when a DCC connection is established between the client and another client.

  • dcc_update

    The "dcc_update" event is triggered when any data flows over a DCC connection. Useful for doing things like monitoring file transfer progress, for instance.

  • dcc_close

    The "dcc_close" event is triggered when a DCC connection closes, whether from an error or from natural causes.

  • chat

    The "chat" event is triggered when the person on the other end of a DCC CHAT connection sends you a message. Think of it as the private equivalent of "msg", if you will.

Numeric Events

  • There's a whole lot of them, and they're well-described elsewhere. Please see the IRC RFC (1495, at http://cs-ftp.bu.edu/pub/irc/support/IRC_RFC ) for a detailed description, or the Net::IRC::Event.pm source code for a quick list.

AUTHORS

Conceived and initially developed by Greg Bacon <gbacon@adtran.com> and Dennis Taylor <dennis@funkplanet.com>.

Ideas and large amounts of code donated by Nat "King" Torkington <gnat@frii.com>.

Currently being hacked on, hacked up, and worked over by the members of the Net::IRC developers mailing list. For details, see http://www.execpc.com/~corbeau/irc/list.html .

URL

Up-to-date source and information about the Net::IRC project can be found at http://netirc.betterbox.net/ .

SEE ALSO

  • perl(1).

  • RFC 1459: The Internet Relay Chat Protocol

  • http://www.irchelp.org/, home of fine IRC resources.