This repository actually contains two implementations of two different bots
written in two different languages. The ongoing idea is that they should be
merged into a single bot, called mzstorkipiwanbotbotbot, written in R. This
will never happen.
_mzstorkipiwanbotbotbot_ is an IRC bot with no purpose or plan. It supports
a small command language (parsed using Lua patterns — clearly the best way to
parse anything) in which variables can be defined with nick, server, or
channel scope. It requires [ncat] or some similar tool to connect to IRC.
_Rtype_ is an IRC bot with a difference — it's written in R, the Language of
the Future. Also features extensive use of Unicode snowmen → ☃☃☃
Rtype does not require anything extra to connect to IRC. But it also doesn't
do nearly as much as mzstorkipiwanbotbotbot does. But there is some potential
for a bot written in R to save its state as an R workspace, and thus remember
all the nick/server/channel variables between settings.
The source code for both of these bots is in the public domain.