[DFW.pm] What would you call a bot that does everything?

Matthew Musgrove mr.muskrat at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 08:31:17 PDT 2013

It's a moose bot so Cephenemyia ulrichii or maybe Bullwinkle.


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Tommy Butler <dfwpm at internetalias.net>wrote:

>  Omnibot?  Rosie?  I'm talking about an IRC bot that accepts as many
> plugins as you want to add.  *What would you call it?*
> I'm creating Moose roles to add to the core mongerbot that I originally
> wrote a few days ago, so I can effectively write "plugins" for the bot
> instead of writing a bot for every task (thesaurus bot, dictionary bot,
> spelling bot, wolfram bot...)  This is all actually WAY easier than it
> sounds.
> I'm doing this because it's fun, and because I want to use it as an
> educational opportunity to:
>    1. present how easy object oriented Perl is (and how much easier it
>    makes your programming)
>    2. introduce Moose and "postmodern" Perl (current best practices)
>    3. discuss the use of roles vs inheritance in OOP
> Don't worry.  I'm not going to force this onto anyone who doesn't want it
> -- there are many out there who just do not like OOP _at all_, which is
> your right as a red blooded Perl Monger.  All I'm doing is creating example
> code that we can talk about and extend if you like.  Plugins, maaaan!
> But I have a fundamental problem here: a bot without a name is a sad bot.
> I'm not good at naming robots.
> --Tommy Butler
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