Bot does not respond when addressed with a colon, seems to respond with other forms of punctuation.

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

Status

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major
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
16 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: daitengu, Assigned: ian)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Linux
Points:
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(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030401
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030401

I'm about as far from a perl programer as you can get.

I haven't touched anything in mozbot.pl, and when the bot is addressed in
channel with a colon after it's nick, the bot does not respond.

Example:
(DaiTengu|UA) devnull: test?
(DaiTengu|UA) devnull; test?
<devnull> DaiTengu|UA: Sorry, I've no idea what 'test' might be.

bot console:

2003-04-21 10:14:27 UTC (8195) Heard: #unitedadmins <DaiTengu|UA> devnull: test?
2003-04-21 10:14:29 UTC (8195) Told: #unitedadmins <DaiTengu|UA> test?
2003-04-21 10:14:29 UTC (8195) Baffled: #unitedadmins <DaiTengu|UA> test?
2003-04-21 10:14:29 UTC (8195) ->#unitedadmins: DaiTengu|UA: Sorry, I've no idea
what 'test' might be.


I tried hacking at the source, but with my limited perl knowledge, it didn't fix
the problem.

everything is back to 'stock' install... this happens on both the 'stable' and
'development' branches from the CVS ... and, as far as I can tell, it also
happens with the latest release.

System: 
Pentium 550
384MB Ram
Linux Mandrake 9.0
Kernel: 2.4.20
Perl 5.8.0




Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start bot
2. address bot with a colon, eg: botname: hello!
Actual Results:  
bot does not respond.

Expected Results:  
mozbot should have responded.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

16 years ago
this is worksforme. Given that the bot has ':' and ';' right next to each other
in the hardcoded function that handles this, I don't see how it could ever
happen as described. Very odd. Does it still happen?
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
I did finally discover the problem, some IRC Clients use an auto-completion method. 
instead of just using : they'll use ^B:^B  or ^U:^U  (for bold, and underline respectively)  
 
I had forgotten I submitted this bug when I finally discovered the issue :)  
QA Contact: kerz → mozbot
Verified WORKSFORME.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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