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IRC::Log cpan:ELIZABETH last updated on 2021-08-20

IRC-Log-0.0.9/

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NAME

IRC::Log - role providing interface to IRC logs

SYNOPSIS

use IRC::Log;

class IRC::Log::Foo does IRC::Log {
    method parse($slurped, $date) {
        # Nil for already parsed and no change
        #   0 for initial parse
        # > 0 number of entries added after update
    }
}

my $log = IRC::Log::Foo.new($filename.IO);

say "Logs from $log.date()";
.say for $log.entries.List;

my $log = IRC::Log::Foo.new($text, $date);

DESCRIPTION

IRC::Log provides a role providing an interface to IRC logs in various formats. Each log is supposed to contain all messages from a given date.

The parse method must be provided by the consuming class.

CLASS METHODS

new

my $log = IRC::Log::Foo.new($filename.IO);

my $log = IRC::Log::Foo.new($text, $date);

The new class method either takes an IO object as the first parameter, and a Date object as the optional second parameter (eliding the Date from the basename if not specified), and returns an instantiated object representing the entries in that log file.

Or it will take a Str as the first parameter for the text of the log, and a Date as the second parameter.

Any lines that can not be interpreted, are ignored: they are available with the problems method.

IO2Date

with IRC::Log::Foo.IO2Date($path) -> $date {
    say "the date of $path is $date";
}
else {
    say "$path does not appear to be a log file";
}

The IO2Date class method interpretes the given IO::Path object and attempts to elide a Date object from it. It returns Nil if it could not.

INSTANCE METHODS

entries

.say for $log.entries.List;                      # all entries

.say for $log.entries.Seq.grep(*.conversation);  # only actual conversation

The entries instance method returns an IterationBuffer with entries from the log. It contains instances of one of the following classes:

IRC::Log::Joined
IRC::Log::Left
IRC::Log::Kick
IRC::Log::Message
IRC::Log::Mode
IRC::Log::Nick-Change
IRC::Log::Self-Reference
IRC::Log::Topic

date

say $log.date;

The date instance method returns the Date object for this log.

first-target

say $first-target;  # 2021-04-23

The first-target instance method returns the target of the first entry.

last-target

say $last-target;  # 2021-04-29

The last-target instance method returns the target of the last entry.

last-topic-change

say $last-topic-change;  # liz changed topic to "hello world"

The last-topic-change instance method returns the entry that contains the last change of topic. Returns Nil if there wasn't any topic change.

nicks

for $log.nicks.sort(*.key) -> (:key($nick), :value($entries)) {
    say "$nick has $entries.elems() entries";
}

The nicks instance method returns a Map with the nicks seen for this log as keys, and an IterationBuffer with entries that originated by that nick.

nr-control-entries

say $log.nr-control-entries;

The nr-control-entries instance method returns an integer representing the number of control entries in this log. It is calculated lazily

nr-conversation-entries

say $log.nr-conversation-entries;

The nr-conversation-entries instance method returns an integer representing the number of conversation entries in this log.

problems

.say for $log.problems;

The problems instance method returns an array with Pairs of lines that could not be interpreted in the log. The key is a string with the line number and a reason it could not be interpreted. The value is the actual line.

raw

say "contains 'foo'" if $log.raw.contains('foo');

The raw instance method returns the raw text version of the log. It can e.g. be used to do a quick check whether a string occurs in the raw text, before checking entries for a given string.

update

$log.update($filename.IO);  # add any entries added to file

$log.update($slurped);      # add any entries added to string

The update instance method allows updating a log with any additional entries. This is primarily intended to allow for updating a log on the current date, as logs of previous dates should probably be deemed immutable.

CLASSES

All of the classes that are returned by the entries methods, have the following methods in common:

control

Returns True if this entry is a control message. Else, it returns False.

These entry types are considered control messages:

IRC::Log::Joined
IRC::Log::Left
IRC::Log::Kick
IRC::Log::Mode
IRC::Log::Nick-Change
IRC::Log::Topic

conversation

Returns True if this entry is part of a conversation. Else, it returns False.

These entry types are considered conversational messages:

IRC::Log::Message
IRC::Log::Self-Reference
IRC::Log::Topic

date

The Date of this entry.

entries

The entries of the log of this entry.

gist

Create the string representation of the entry as it originally occurred in the log.

hhmm

A string representation of the hour and the minute of this entry ("hhmm").

hh-mm

A string representation of the hour and the minute of this entry ("hh:mm").

hour

The hour (in UTC) the entry was added to the log.

log

The IRC::Log object of which this entry is a part.

message

The text representation of the entry.

minute

The minute (in UTC) the entry was added to the log.

next

The next entry in this log (if any).

nick

The nick of the user that originated the entry in the log.

ordinal

Zero-based ordinal number of this entry within the minute it occurred.

pos

The position of this entry in the entries of the log of this entry.

prefix

The prefix used in creating the gist of this entry.

prev

The previous entry in this log (if any).

problems

The problems of the log of this entry.

sender

A representation of the sender. The same as nick for the Message class, otherwise the empty string as then the nick is encoded in the message.

target

Representation of an anchor in an HTML-file for deep linking to this entry. Can also be used as a sort key across entries from multiple dates.

IRC::Log::Joined

No other methods are provided.

IRC::Log::Left

No other methods are provided.

IRC::Log::Kick

kickee

The nick of the user that was kicked in this log entry.

spec

The specification with which the user was kicked in this log entry.

IRC::Log::Message

text

The text that the user entered that resulted in this log entry.

IRC::Log::Mode

flags

The flags that the user entered that resulted in this log entry.

nicks

An array of nicknames (to which the flag setting should be applied) that the user entered that resulted in this log entry.

IRC::Log::Nick-Change

new-nick

The new nick of the user that resulted in this log entry.

IRC::Log::Self-Reference

text

The text that the user entered that resulted in this log entry.

IRC::Log::Topic

text

The new topic that the user entered that resulted in this log entry.

AUTHOR

Elizabeth Mattijsen [email protected]

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/IRC-Log . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2021 Elizabeth Mattijsen

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.