domingo, 23 de noviembre de 2014

Temporarily ignore people in IRC

I'm using irc more and more for my communication with others.  And spending more time in IRC means that it makes more sense to optimize it.  And also, erc is a good playground for us, elisp hackers :)

So when someone is bitching or saying nonsensic BS on some IRC channel (or slack, or hipchat, or anything that supports bitlbee), you can ignore him/her, but often you forget to unignore, and after a few hours they tell you something important and you just miss it.  Not good.

So here's a timed ignore command for erc


(defun erc-cmd-TMPIG (&rest users)
  (let ((b (current-buffer)))
    (dolist (user users)
      (erc-process-input-line (format "/ignore %s" user)))
    (run-at-time (* 60 10) nil
                 (lambda ()
                   (dolist (user users)
                     (with-current-buffer b
                         (erc-process-input-line (format "/unignore %s" user))))))))


Yes, some of you reading this will be the victims of this... :)

EDIT: This code needs to be in a file with lexical scope active. otherwise, use lexical-let instead of let