I'm playing around with Sockets in Self and put together a little IRC bot object. It's pretty basic but is usable to talk to an IRC server. The code is here:
Copy it to 'objects/applications' and load with:
bootstrap read: 'ircBot' from: 'applications'.
It creates an 'ircBot' object in globals. You can copy this to connect a server. There are slots for the server name, port and nickname. These default to 'irc.freenode,net', 6667, and 'selfbot' respectively.
For testing I make a copy of this, and keep the outliner on the screen. I create an evaluator for that object so I can send messages to it. To use, first send 'connect'. This will connect to the server.
From there you can use 'join: #channel' to join a channel and 'say:
msg To: channel' to talk in the channel. The server messages are stored in a 'lines' slot as a list.
It was my first time building objects using the Self UI and finding methods in existing objects using the search features. I was dubious as to how productive it would be but it worked well.
Chris. -- http://www.bluishcoder.co.nz