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This library allows to write an IRC client, and interact through listeners and simple methods.

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Quick usage

We propose a quick overview of a simple client that joins a channel and interacts to mentions. Next, we will enhance this client with a WebSocket server to receive external messages.

Interact to mentions

The Hoa\Irc\Client proposes the following listeners: open, join, message, private-message, mention, other-message, ping, kick, invite and error.

In order to connect to an IRC server, we have to use a socket client, such as:

$uri    = 'irc://';
$client = new Hoa\Irc\Client(new Hoa\Socket\Client($uri));

Then, we attach our listeners. When the connexion will be opened, we will join a channel, for example #hoaproject with the Gordon username:

$client->on('open', function (Hoa\Event\Bucket $bucket) {
    $bucket->getSource()->join('Gordon', '#hoaproject');


Next, when someone will mention Gordon, we will answer What?:

$client->on('mention', function (Hoa\Event\Bucket $bucket) {
    $data    = $bucket->getData();
    $message = $data['message']; // do something with that.

        $data['from']['nick'] . ': What?'


Finally, to run the client:


Include a WebSocket server

We can add a WebSocket server to receive external messages we will forward to the IRC client. Thus, the beginning of our program will look like:

$ircUri = 'irc://';
$wsUri  = 'ws://';

$group  = new Hoa\Socket\Connection\Group();
$client = new Hoa\Irc\Client(new Hoa\Socket\Client($ircUri));
$server = new Hoa\Websocket\Server(new Hoa\Socket\Server($wsUri));

$group[] = $server;
$group[] = $client;

Then, we will forward all messages received by the WebSocket server to the IRC client:

$server->on('message', function (Hoa\Event\Bucket $bucket) use ($client) {
    $data = $bucket->getData();


Finally, to run both the IRC client and WebSocket server:


To send a message to the WebSocket server, we can use a WebSocket client in CLI:

$ echo 'foobar' | hoa websocket:client -s

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