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A P2P AIM Robot in Perl | 3

A P2P AIM Robot in Perl

Getting Interactive

Replying to messages

Not only can we send messages to AIM users, but we can also receive and respond to them. The on_im event is initialized when another AIM users sends a message to your AIM client. We can capture this information and send a reply.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
use Net::AIM;
my $nick = "motherofperl";
my $aim = new Net::AIM;
my $conn = $aim->newconn(Screenname   => 'motherofperlbot',
			 Password     => 'motherofperl')
    or die "Can't connect to AIM server.\n";
$conn->add_handler('config',    \&on_config);
$conn->add_handler('im_in',    \&on_im);
$conn->add_handler('error',    \&on_error);
sub on_config {
    my ($self, $event) = @_;
    my ($str) = $event->args;
    $self->send_im($nick, 'testing...');
sub on_error {
	my ($self, $event) = @_;
	my $error;
	my @stuff;
	($error, @stuff) = $event->args;
	my $errstr = $event->trans($error);
	$errstr =~ s/\$(\d+)/$stuff[$1]/ge;
	print STDERR "ERROR: $errstr\n";
sub on_im {
    my ($self, $event) = @_;
    my ($nick) = $event->from;
    print $event->dump;
    my @args = $event->args;
    $self->send_im($nick, "Hi $nick. You said: $args[2]");

The script above is identical except for two additional handlers. One to handle the error and one to handle on_im which is called when we receive a message. The event arguments are retrieved by calling the args method of the $event scalar, which returns an array. The message that was sent is contained in the third element of the array, which we send back to the sender in the on_im subroutine.


Produced by Jonathan Eisenzopf
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Created: September 28, 2000
Revised: September 28, 2000

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