Bot::ChatBots - Basic system for ChatBots


This document describes Bot::ChatBots version 0.014.

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   use Bot::ChatBots;
   # more will come, possibly in sub-modules


The Bot::ChatBots family of modules aim to help setting up ChatBots in different technologies.

The basic model (still somehow in a state of flux) is an extension of Data::Tubes, with a few differences:

  • pipelines in Data::Tubes are usually assumed to know where to take their inputs and aim at processing all of it as fast as possible, while in this case the it generally comes asynchronously and over an indefinite length of time. This means that the sources of records are usually coded differently and then push records inside pipelines as they arrive;

  • processing in Data::Tubes is generally synchronous for simplicity, while in this case you might have longer running tasks. This can be addressed in different ways, one of which might be to split your pipeline into chunks, and decouple these chunks via some queuing mechanism.

Apart from this, the suggested way to use Bot::ChatBots elements is sticking to the Data::Tubes way of work: define your pipelines, reuse already-available tube builders or code your own adhering to the (simple) tube interface.


Report bugs either GitHub (patches welcome).


Bot::ChatBots::Telegram should be the first implementation of a backend (for Telegram).


Flavio Poletti <>


Copyright (C) 2016 by Flavio Poletti <>

This module is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.