taskWeeChat - Tasks: task #13059, /ping should work in context


task #13059: /ping should work in context

Submitter:  Ioannis A <superuser>
Submitted:  Sun 26 Jan 2014 12:29:45 AM UTC
Category:  irc plugin Should Start On:  Sun 26 Jan 2014 12:00:00 AM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Sun 09 Feb 2014 12:00:00 AM UTC Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Need Info Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  flashcode
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Mon 27 Jan 2014 09:42:26 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I see. I really just want it to NOT require the server argument. But yes, it indeed works in a more obvious way in XChat (and most other clients, which follow a similar model).

Ioannis A <superuser>
Mon 27 Jan 2014 08:29:45 PM UTC, comment #1: 

"PING" (/ping) is an irc command that requires at least one argument. If you do /quote ping, the server should reply with an error ("PING: Not enough parameters").

Some clients like irssi display same error if you do /ping without arguments. But others like xchat send ping with the current time and displays the time spent before receiving PONG from server (same thing is done in background by WeeChat to check the lag with server).

So do you want something similar to xchat?

Sebastien Helleu <flashcode>
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Sun 26 Jan 2014 12:29:45 AM UTC, original submission:  

/ping should work more like /away or other commands that work in context. of where the cursor is.

For example, if I type in /ping in freenode, I'd expect it to ping just freenode, not throw an error message telling me it requires more arguments.

I understand it allows for ping forwarding to another server and that there is an additional /pong command, but nevertheless, the command can be done in context without breaking how it interacts with /pong. Just automatically assume what the first value is, unless it is provided, much like /away does.

Ioannis A <superuser>


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