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bug #24927: Splitting messages in &bitlbee addresses part wrong

Submitted by:  Martin Nihlberg <dontabusebug>
Submitted on:  Tue 25 Nov 2008 06:23:49 PM UTC  
Category:  irc plugin Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  other Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  0.2.6 IRC nick: 

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Tue 25 Nov 2008 06:23:49 PM UTC, original submission:


This is my configuration, please feel free to ask for additional information and edit category/item group.

Debian Lenny (testing)
Kernel 2.6.26-1-686
Weechat 0.2.6
Bitlbee 1.2.3 @ testing.bitlbee.org
No plugins/scripts added in autoload-folders in ruby/perl/python

When a long messages is split in two parts, the second part don't contain the nick which is necessary to send the messages to the intended contact.

This is not a problem only with Bitlbee, but it's somewhat annoying here. When you write a very long message it's split in two parts.

Full length on the message (not the example below):
80 words, 395 char (w/ space), 319 char (w/o space)
Part 01/02:
78 words, 386 char (w/ space), 312 char (w/o space)
Part 02/02:
2 words, 8 char (w/ space), 7 char (w/o space)

And in Bitlbee every word without colon is regarded as a command, so when Weechat split a message in two parts, the first word of the second part is regarded as a command.

To make this clear, I'm going to write some crap here to a friend and replace my nick with SENDER and my friends nick with RECEIVER.

[2008-11-25 18:40:13] @SENDER | RECEIVER: This is a random messages I'm writing to a friend which is intend to show this show called bug to make it perfectly clear what I'm talking about. And I have to write some jada jada here to make it really long and I have absolutely no idea what to write, but nevermind. I just tell you about an odd thing that happened the other day. Or maybe not. Okay, I'm hopefully done here soon. Now it's time
[2008-11-25 18:40:13] @SENDER | for my-favourite-tvshow-Frasier.
[2008-11-25 18:40:15] @root | Unknown command: for. Please use help commands to get a list of available commands.

I know the spelling is far from flawless, but if I correct it just here, then the point with the example will be useless since the message should exactly when it's split.

If the second part add RECEIVER: in the beginning then it will be correct. And I think it's a better idea then make an exception so messages aren't split cause that may lead to other problems if you exceed the limit on how long message you can send. Then it won't be send at all.


Martin Nihlberg <dontabusebug>


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