This README was last updated April 29 2012
Gambot is an IRC bot framework. It is written in perl.
- The core is very lean and very fast.
- Low memory usage.
- The main loop's rate limit is adjustable. Give your Gambot as much or as little of your CPU time as you want.
- Messages don't get parsed in order.
- Can handle an infinite amount of messages simultaneously (given infinite resources).
- If you have certain commands that take longer (maybe they require network resources) they won't slow down the entire bot.
- The core script acts as a server, with many clients connecting to it; again these are all handled asynchronously.
On the fly updates
- The only time you have to reconnect or restart is when updating the core.
- Changes to message parsers are instantly live on the bot.
- Changes to child scripts simply require issuing a command to reload those.
- Changes to configuration files can likewise be reloaded with commands.
Code in any language
- The core is written in perl, but you can extend it in any programming language you want.
- As long as it can read STDIN and print to STDOUT, it will work.
- Just run "gambot.pl", edit "configurations/config.txt", and type "reload_config>" into the terminal.
- From there you'll have to follow the setup instructions of whatever add-ons, message parsers, and extensions you're using.
Coding for Gambot
- There are files in the documentation folder about all the different aspects of programming for Gambot.
- The code is also well commented, and several example extensions and parsers are included.
Bug reports at: https://github.com/grickit/Gambot/issues