[JDEV] Jabber - Scripting Language
stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Jun 7 16:54:24 CDT 2001
I find the idea of scripting within Jabber to be intriguing, but I'm not
clear on what people want to do with this. Can you provide some scenarios?
On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, John Alex Hebert wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 09:36:38PM +0100, Al Sutton wrote:
> > My watcher system is built on top of my jabber engine in a way that all of
> > the watcher logic is separate from the code. Building upon it I could make
> > an engine that could act like the rules system in Outlook Express if people
> > feel it would be useful.
> > P.S. It would be written in Java.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Todd Bradley" <TBradley at jabber.com>
> > To: <jdev at jabber.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 8:26 PM
> > Subject: RE: [JDEV] Jabber - Scripting Language
> > > > Has there ever been any discussion of a client side scripting
> > > > language for
> > > > Jabber? I'm thinking of something along the lines of mIRC's scripting
> > > > language for the IRC protocol.
> > > That was the source of my original interest in the
> > > Tcl client (zABBER). My goal was to have a client
> > > that had a scripting language interpreter so you
> > > could write scripts to do special handling of events.
> > > But, alas, it's not that advanced.
> > > To answer your question, I don't think there's been
> > > serious discussion in the past year about a single
> > > "official" Jabber client scripting language. It
> > > would probably be impossible to get everyone to
> > > agree what that language should be.
> As much as I would like to see Python used more in the Jabber effort, I think
> making or choosing any particular language to be the "official" scripting
> language would detract from the whole Jabber effort. I say we would benefit
> more from having a few different working prototypes of scriptable jabber
> clients first before we begin to mention the word "official".
> We would miss out on some potential good ideas, like Al's above, by
> influencing developers to use an
> the problem with a beginner's mind.
> Code first, then bureaucracy. :)
> John Hebert
> System Engineer
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