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       POE::Filter::IRC::Compat - A filter which converts POE::Filter::IRCD output into
       POE::Component::IRC events


        my $filter = POE::Filter::IRC::Compat->new();
        my @events = @{ $filter->get( [ @lines ] ) };
        my @msgs = @{ $filter->put( [ @messages ] ) };


       POE::Filter::IRC::Compat is a POE::Filter that converts POE::Filter::IRCD output into the
       POE::Component::IRC compatible event references. Basically a hack, so I could replace
       POE::Filter::IRC with something that was more generic.

       Among other things, it converts normal text into thoroughly CTCP-quoted messages, and
       transmogrifies CTCP-quoted messages into their normal, sane components. Rather what you'd
       expect a filter to do.

       A note: the CTCP protocol sucks bollocks. If I ever meet the fellow who came up with it,
       I'll shave their head and tattoo obscenities on it.  Just read the "specification"
       (docs/ctcpspec.html in this distribution) and you'll hopefully see what I mean. Quote
       this, quote that, quote this again, all in different and weird ways... and who the hell
       needs to send mixed CTCP and text messages? WTF? It looks like it's practically complexity
       for complexity's sake -- and don't even get me started on the design of the DCC protocol!
       Anyhow, enough ranting. Onto the rest of the docs...


       Returns a POE::Filter::IRC::Compat object. Takes no arguments.

       Makes a copy of the filter, and clears the copy's buffer.

       Takes an arrayref of POE::Filter::IRCD hashrefs and produces an arrayref of
       POE::Component::IRC compatible event hashrefs. Yay.

   "get_one_start", "get_one"
       These perform a similar function as "get" but enable the filter to work with

       Takes an array reference of CTCP messages to be properly quoted. This doesn't support
       CTCPs embedded in normal messages, which is a brain-dead hack in the protocol, so do it
       yourself if you really need it. Returns an array reference of the quoted lines for

       Takes an optional true/false value which enables/disables debugging accordingly. Returns
       the debug status.

       Takes an arrayref of possible channel prefix indicators.

       Takes a boolean to turn on/off the support for CAPAB IDENTIFY-MSG.


       Chris 'BinGOs' Williams