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Re: PATCH: Add the ability to give rcirc servers an alias name

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: PATCH: Add the ability to give rcirc servers an alias name
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 19:22:49 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dave Barker <address@hidden> writes:

> Second try, reconnecting to servers now works again and the proper
> server names are displayed.
> (Also I forgot to mention before, patch applies
> to ea88d874a4f3ecbfdb5fa79dcb3ea90927cebec2 )

Hi Dave,

Your patch looks fine to me, but I'm not familiar with rcirc code.
Therefore. I've CC'd here Leo and Ryan who are listed as rcirc
maintainers in the file.

> Cheers, Dave.
> On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 11:00 PM, Dave Barker <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Hello all,
>     First time contributing to Emacs (or at least attempting to),
>     sorry if I'm doing this wrong somehow.
>     I wanted the ability to give rcirc servers an alias name, to be
>     displayed instead of the actual server name. The reason is that I
>     use the ZNC IRC bouncer to connect to multiple servers and this
>     means, as far as rcirc is concerned, that I have 4+ servers with
>     the same server name - my ZNC server's hostname. This breaks
>     rcirc, it won't let you connect to the same server twice, but
>     even if it did things would quickly get confusing. (Up until now
>     I've had to add bogus entries in my hosts file to point each IRC
>     server's hostname to my ZNC server, but that's clearly quite a
>     hack!)
>     So the attached patch adds an optional :server-alias keyword
>     parameter to rcirc-server-alist that allows you to specify a
>     friendlier name for a rcirc server. The name is then used when
>     messages are displayed, and for buffer naming purposes. If not
>     specified the real server name is used instead just like before.
>     (For people who are used to GitHub, here's my feature branch.)
>     It would be great to get some feedback on this, the patch is
>     working great for me but I'm inexperienced with elisp and this is
>     the first time I've had a look at the rcirc code.
>     Cheers, Dave.

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