Ruby IRC client

Hello,

The other night I was talking to a friend over IRC about how simple
IRC clients scripting would be if Ruby was used. Well, why not have a
whole client coded with Ruby? Since my experience/knowledge with Ruby
is not that great, I'd like to hear some thoughts about this.

Would Ruby be a good choice to code an IRC client? My goal is to
project/envision something that could rival mIRC. Aspects such as GUI,
speed, scripting/plugins need to be taken into account.

Hope anyone that is familiar with IRC and Ruby could help me with
their thoughts and ideas on this.

Regards,

Ricardo Amorim

Ruby makes a fine IRC language. I used an IRC Bot as an example in a Unit Testing article I wrote:

   http://grayproductions.net/ruby/first_steps.html

Hope that gives you some fresh ideas.

James Edward Gray II

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On Sep 4, 2006, at 12:14 AM, |MKSM| wrote:

Hello,

The other night I was talking to a friend over IRC about how simple
IRC clients scripting would be if Ruby was used. Well, why not have a
whole client coded with Ruby? Since my experience/knowledge with Ruby
is not that great, I'd like to hear some thoughts about this.

Would Ruby be a good choice to code an IRC client? My goal is to
project/envision something that could rival mIRC. Aspects such as GUI,
speed, scripting/plugins need to be taken into account.

Hope anyone that is familiar with IRC and Ruby could help me with
their thoughts and ideas on this.