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Re: [feature/rcirc-update] Reconnects don't seem to work anymore

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: [feature/rcirc-update] Reconnects don't seem to work anymore
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:48:05 +0000

Tassilo Horn <tsdh@gnu.org> writes:

>>> Fine with me but I'm keen to learn about the use-case where the
>>> current behavior is wanted.  I guess there is a use-case because
>>> otherwise the IRC server wouldn't have that implemented as-is.
>> I was thinking about when you want to message a friend who is
>> currently marked as away.
> "Marked as being away" is different to offline/doesn't exist, right?  So
> if I'd "/msg philipk Hello" I'd still want that only philipk receives
> the message and not some other user p, ph, phi, or whoever.

Yes, of course. If rcirc is parsing any substring of a token, something
else is broken. My hope is that the changes to rcirc-define-command
should have fixed it (for now).

>>> And IMHO when messaging nickserv or other service bots receiving
>>> confidential data, the current behavior is not acceptable.  I'm not sure
>>> if the automatic authentication in terms of `rcirc-authinfo' checks if
>>> nickserv (or whatever) is actually available and, if not, falls into
>>> that trap just as I did by messaging the non-existent NickServ manually.
>> That is true.  It shouldn't be hard to add a check to ensure this.
> Great.
> Bye,
> Tassilo

        Philip K.

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