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# $EPIC: chops.txt,v 1.3 2006/07/17 20:15:25 sthalik Exp $

Synopsis

$chops(<channel>)

Technical:

  • If the <channel> argument is omitted, the current window's current channel is used. THIS IS NOT NECCESARILY THE CORRECT CHANNEL IN AN /ON!
  • If the <channel> argument is the literal star character (``*''), the current window's current channel is used. THIS IS NOT NECCESARILY THE CORRECT CHANNEL IN AN /ON!
  • This function returns the channel operators on the specified channel.
  • You must be on the channel; the empty string is returned if you are not.
  • Before /ON CHANNEL_SYNC is thrown, this function may return the empty string (because EPIC does not know who are the channel operators yet.)
  • A design defect in the historical server implementation may cause truncated nicknames to be included in the list. The client corrects these truncated nicknames by watching the WHO reply. Before /ON CHANNEL_SYNC is thrown, truncated nicknames may be included in this list.
  • In general you cannot use this function in a status_format.

Practical:

The most common use of $chops() is to send a message to all the channel operators. You can use /FE to break up the list into groups that won't offend your server, and use $sar() to convert the spaces into commas.

Returns:

The channel operators on the specified channel. You must be on the channel. Before /ON CHANNEL_SYNC, this function may return the empty string, or a list with truncated nicknames.

Examples:

$chops(#foo)             shows operators on channel #foo
$chops(*)                shows channel operators on current channel
$chops()                 shows channel operators on current channel

History:

This function first appeared in “+3” (post-ircII, pre-EPIC). Support for the default argument and for “*” first appeared in “+4”.

chops.txt · Last modified: 2006/07/25 21:22 (external edit)