#pound-perl.pm is the administrative and discussion channel for
pound-perl.pm projects. It's available on several networks,
including EFNet, Freenode, Undernet, and MagNet
(irc.perl.org). There should be a relay bot on each network
called r|, so even if you don't see many people in the
channel there may very well be members on other networks.
There are no real rules on #pound-perl.pm, just be polite and
follow normal IRC etiquette. There is no real power structure,
either; ops are handed out based on if you're known or not. It
is mainly to be used as a discussion channel for the
pound-perl.pm site and projects, as well as friendly chat, and is
not really intended as a help channel for Perl.
You are free to bring experimental IRC clients or bots into the
channel, as long as it doesn't become a nuisance. If you are
using an experimental IRC client, and you are normally given ops,
we ask that you warn us so we won't give you ops.
There are various bots in the channel, with new ones coming and
going at will. Given one of the pound-perl.pm projects is repurl it will probably have a
larger number of experimental bots than most channels.
- relay bot
- paste bot
- experimental bot
This is one of the original infobots. She (that's right,
she has a gender, shut up) has been hanging out in EFNet #Perl for a long time,
so she's collected quite an attitude. Quite often she'll
interject in the middle of a conversation; sometimes it'll be
funny, sometimes scarily appropriate, sometimes off the wall, and
sometimes it will make no sense whatsoever.
The repurl project intends to
replace this very bot. Currently purl is only on EFNet, but once
she gets replaced she will probably show up on several others.
The purl you see on MagNet
#Perl is actually not the same bot, it's not even based on
the same code. See MagNet #Perl's
page for more information on that purl.
This is the channel's relay bot. You will likely see quite a bit
of text from this one; it's connected to all of the networks
official #pound-perl.pm channels have been setup on. It's pretty
obvious when what it's saying is a relay from somewhere else.
If you hang out on many of the networks r| is on, and wish
to join #pound-perl.pm on each, then it can get pretty annoying
seeing everything said multiplied several times over. The
simplest solution is to ignore it on all but one of your
networks, then just watch the window for the server you haven't
ignored it on. Fortunately the ident and hostname do not vary.
This is a paste bot provided by the #Perl Mongers. It currently
resides on two networks; the EFNet
page is here, and the Freenode
page is here. It is in many channels so be sure to select
the appropriate channel when you submit a paste.
If you would like us to provide knowpaced for your channel feel
free to contact us about it.
This is dngor's experimental bot. It's actually an interface to
several bots in the backend. One of the bots does some minimal
channel maintenance, and another does language analysis of what's
said in channels. It's on several channels (including #poe and
#pound-perl.pm), on several networks (including MagNet and
It is also known as workbensh on some networks.