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WIP extensions for miniirc.

Project description


An extension of miniirc (GitHub, GitLab) that adds more features.

Note that miniirc_extras is pre-alpha software and should not be used in production.

Some features here may be merged into miniirc eventually.

Loading features

After importing miniirc_extras, features can be loaded with irc.require('feature_name'), and once loaded can be accessed with irc.feature_name.


  • chans: Channel mode tracking, must be loaded while miniirc is disconnected.
  • ensure_connection:
  • testfeature: Debugging
  • users: User tracking, must be loaded while miniirc is disconnected.
  • _json (WIP): Parse JSON messages.


irc.users adds rudimentary user tracking to miniirc.

User objects

User objects store the current user's information and user-defined data, and can be accessed with irc.users[Hostmask] or irc.users['nick'].

The following items are available in User objects:

Variable Description
nick The user's current nickname.
ident The user's current ident.
host The user's current hostname.
realname The user's realname.
hostmask A Hostmask object containing the user's hostmask.
raw_hostmask A string containing nick!user@host.
channels A set containing Channel objects for channels the user is currently in.
account A string containing the user's current NickServ account, or None if the user isn't logged in.

You can also set and get items with strings as keys and JSON-compatible objects as values.

User objects have the following helper functions:

Function Description
msg(*text) Send a PRIVMSG to the user.
me(*text) Send a CTCP ACTION (/me) to the user.
notice(*text) Send a NOTICE to the user.
kick(channel, reason = '') Kicks the user from channel (a string or Channel object).


irc.chans adds channel mode tracking on top of irc.users. You can get channels with irc.chans['#channel-name']

Channel objects

Channel objects have the following attributes:

Variable Description
name The name of the channel.
modes A ModeList object containing a list of modes.
topic The channel topic.
users A set containing User objects for members of this channel.

ModeList objects

ModeList objects store a list of modes, and have the following functions:

Function Description
getbool(mode) Returns True if mode (a single-character string) is set on the corresponding channel. Use this for +i, +t, etc
getstr(mode, default = None) Return the parameter mode was set with, otherwise default. Use this for +k, +l, etc
getset(mode) Return a frozenset containing all the entries stored in mode. If you plan to use this for modes such as +b, you may want to run MODE #channel +b when the bot/client joins the channel to populate the list. Use this for +b, +e, +o, +v, etc
hasstr(mode) Returns True if mode is set with a single parameter, otherwise False.
hasset(mode) Equivalent to len(getset(mode)) == 0.

You can access ModeList objects like dicts, however this will require extra type checking code if you plan to use mypy or another type checker.

Hostmask objects

miniirc_extras adds the abstract base class miniirc_extras.Hostmask:

from miniirc_extras import Hostmask

isinstance('test', Hostmask)                    # False
isinstance(('nick', 123, 'host'), Hostmask)     # False
isinstance(('nick', 'user', 'host'), Hostmask)  # True

Hostmask('nick', 'user', 'host') # ('nick', 'user', 'host')
Hostmask(123456, 'user', 'host') # TypeError

Creating new features

This API will probably change in the future.

You can create your own features with miniirc_extras.Feature:

class MyFeature:
    def test_func(self, irc):
        print('test_func called with', irc)

    def __call__(self, irc):
        print('MyFeature called with', irc)

    def __init__(self, irc):
        self._irc = irc

Once registered, you can require and use it:


irc.feature_name()           # MyFeature called with <miniirc.IRC object>
irc.feature_name.test_func() # test_func called with <miniirc.IRC object>

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