[Haskell-cafe] Lambdabot not running on XP

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Thu Mar 29 18:18:19 EDT 2007

On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 08:29:51PM +0100, Iain Alexander wrote:
> I eventually persuaded Plugin.Pl.Transform.hs to compile by disabling the 
> optimisation, and with other bits of hackery got lambdabot to build.
> When I run it as
> lambdabot
> I get
> Initialising plugins.....
> (with lots of '.'s, presumably one '.' per plugin)
> and then the command prompt returns.  There is no sign of a lambdabot running.
> Any idea where I can start to diagnose what's going wrong?
> (ghc-6.4.1, lambdabot-4.0, WinXP SP2)

As a result of my recentish code cleanups, everything lambdabot does,
even the main command loop, is a @-command.  If you just run it as
'lambdabot', you give it zero commands, so it loads all plugins,
executes zero commands, and quits.  I suppose I could make the command
loop the default, but that is just too ugly since as it stands the
core doesn't know the command loop even exists.  You want 'lambdabot
-e offline' or 'lambdabot -e "rc online.rc"'.  Note that none of this
applies if you are using the tarball. 


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