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Type of Program: IRC Client
Supported Platforms: Win '95 and a separate version for 3.1x
Author's Nick: PolarGeek
Version: 0.92
Price: $10
Installed Size: 5MB

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PIRCH is an IRC client. For those of you who have no idea what that is, don't read any
further. No newbie-channel op would consider this something for a newbie to handle. Go get
vIRC, IRCle or something else. On the other hand, if you really want to use this one, then
well, it's not all _that_ hard.

For those of you who do, well, then you know basically what this does. So I'm not going to say
anything more. Aside from all your popups and aliases and all the standard features of such a
client, PIRCH offers something which no other program can: PIL - PIRCH Interpreted Language,
which is basically Pascal with a twist, plus a few functions, minus a few other (sometimes
almost essential) ones.

What this means is that this is the TCP/IP program which comes closest to IRCii's complete
flexibility and power, though not quite, since from the language itself, C, which is the
latter's method of scripting, is inherently more powerful. However this also means that PIL
will be easier to learn.

Aside from this small detail, PIRCH is very similar to mIRC. So if you don't do scripting,
then go for mIRC - it's the one which people say looks prettier.

Now compared to the older version, there are updated features, including: - Colour support,
copied from mIRC. (mIRC on the other hand has copied many other PIRCH features) - Better PIL

Those are the more prominent updates; try it for yourself.

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Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Betanik

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