package AnyEvent::IRC;
use common::sense;
use AnyEvent;

=head1 NAME

AnyEvent::IRC - An event based IRC protocol client API

=head1 VERSION

Version 0.97


our $VERSION = '0.97';


Using the simplistic L<AnyEvent::IRC::Connection>:

   use AnyEvent;
   use AnyEvent::IRC::Connection;

   my $c = AnyEvent->condvar;

   my $con = new AnyEvent::IRC::Connection;

   $con->connect ("localhost", 6667);

   $con->reg_cb (
      connect => sub {
         my ($con) = @_;
         $con->send_msg (NICK => 'testbot');
         $con->send_msg (USER => 'testbot', '*', '0', 'testbot');
      irc_001 => sub {
         my ($con) = @_;
         print "$_[1]->{prefix} says I'm in the IRC: $_[1]->{params}->[-1]!\n";


Using the more sophisticated L<AnyEvent::IRC::Client>:

   use AnyEvent;
   use AnyEvent::IRC::Client;

   my $c = AnyEvent->condvar;

   my $timer;
   my $con = new AnyEvent::IRC::Client;

   $con->reg_cb (registered => sub { print "I'm in!\n"; });
   $con->reg_cb (disconnect => sub { print "I'm out!\n"; $c->broadcast });
   $con->reg_cb (
      sent => sub {
         my ($con) = @_;

         if ($_[2] eq 'PRIVMSG') {
            print "Sent message!\n";

            $timer = AnyEvent->timer (
               after => 1,
               cb => sub {
                  undef $timer;
                  $con->disconnect ('done')

   $con->send_srv (
      PRIVMSG => 'elmex',
      "Hello there I'm the cool AnyEvent::IRC test script!"

   $con->connect ("localhost", 6667, { nick => 'testbot' });


The L<AnyEvent::IRC> module consists of L<AnyEvent::IRC::Connection>,
L<AnyEvent::IRC::Client> and L<AnyEvent::IRC::Util>. L<AnyEvent::IRC>
is just a module that holds this overview over the other modules.

L<AnyEvent::IRC> can be viewed as toolbox for handling IRC connections
and communications. It won't do everything for you, and you still
need to know a few details of the IRC protocol.

L<AnyEvent::IRC::Client> is a more highlevel IRC connection
that already processes some messages for you and will generated some
events that are maybe useful to you. It will also do PING replies for you,
manage channels a bit, nicknames and CTCP.

L<AnyEvent::IRC::Connection> is a lowlevel connection that only connects
to the server and will let you send and receive IRC messages.
L<AnyEvent::IRC::Connection> does not imply any client behaviour, you could also
use it to implement an IRC server.

Note that these modules use L<AnyEvent> as it's IO event subsystem.
You can integrate them into any application with a event system
that L<AnyEvent> has support for (eg. L<Gtk2> or L<Event>).


See the samples/ directory for some examples on how to use AnyEvent::IRC.

=head1 AUTHOR

Robin Redeker, C<< <> >>

=head1 SEE ALSO





RFC 1459 - Internet Relay Chat: Client Protocol

RFC 2812 - Internet Relay Chat: Client Protocol

=head1 BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to
C<bug-net-irc3 at>, or through the web interface at
I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on
your bug as I make changes.

=head1 SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc AnyEvent::IRC

You can also look for information at:

=over 4

=item * AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation


=item * CPAN Ratings


=item * RT: CPAN's request tracker


=item * Search CPAN




Thanks to Marc Lehmann for the new AnyEvent module!

And these people have helped to work on L<AnyEvent::IRC>:

   * Maximilian Gass - Added support for ISUPPORT and CASEMAPPING.
   * Zaba            - Thanks for the useful input about IRC.
   * tokuhirom       - Thanks for patches for the kick event.
   * Kazuhiro Osawa  - Thanks for the documenation fix.
   * Angel Abad      - Thanks for the spelling fixes.
   * Lee Aylward     - Thanks for bug spotting and fixing.


Copyright 2006-2009 Robin Redeker, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.