Which language is to be used to design a plugin for pidgin

Ajay Ahuja 7aces.aaaaaaa at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 15:12:56 EDT 2009

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Ethan Blanton <elb at pidgin.im> wrote:

> Ajay Ahuja spake unto us the following wisdom:
> >   pidgin code is written usin c,c#,perl,python,tcl...
> >   i wanna know which language is prefered to design a plugin for pidgin
> You may write a plugin in any supported language.  Some languages have
> better support than others, of course, which I suspect is the thrust
> of your question.
> C is by far the best supported plugin language, followed by perl and
> Tcl, with C# trailing behind due to lack of maintainer.  Python cannot
> be directly used to write libpurple plugins (though there are some 3rd
> party projects which support this), but many plugins have found
> success accessing the Purple D-Bus API via python.
> Ethan

In pidgin we have an option which shows out buddy list eliminating the
offline ones, right? so can u xplain me how is it implemented?
I mean the backend and the frontend of it.

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