Hmm, I'm not sure how twisted this is, but I want to do something other than hack irc for a few days. At work everyone is on ICQ, so I run sim to talk to them. But I've never liked the way IM apps run, what was wrong with IRC?!?
Since ksirc really just executes a perl script why can't I just make it execute a different perl script? Say one that talks ICQ? The only thing the ICQ client has to do is accept 3 different commands:
For ICQ we can ignore the last 2 and make them noops. Now the ICQ client has to output data in a usefull way:
Where each *?* message can be prifixed with ~nick~ if it relates to a specific person.
This isn't much at all really. Would be nice if all commands too /command format, like /help, etc but we can just modifiy the input parser, maybe?
Every chat session with a user is just an irc query window. Would seem to work...
Now, since ksirc uses perl a perl ICQ client without tons of ascii colour codes is what I want. I found vicq, anyone know any better ones? Clean code, easy to hack and modify. Suggestions?
Pretty twisted huh?