[Pidgin] #4753: IRC messages silently truncated to first ~500 characters

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Thu Jul 10 13:16:00 EDT 2014

#4753: IRC messages silently truncated to first ~500 characters
 Reporter:  tmetro           |       Owner:  elb
     Type:  defect           |      Status:  new
Milestone:  Patches welcome  |   Component:  IRC
  Version:  2.3.1            |  Resolution:
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Comment (by belmyst):


 A way to deal with this would be to check the ''packet'' length
 ({{{irc_send_len}}} on {{{irc.c}}}) prior to sending it (since otherwise
 you'd have to predict the final length on every part which constructs and
 send messages). If it's > 512 bytes, don't send it and error out.

 Another way could be by verifying the message's resulting length on
 {{{irc_format}}} ({{{parse.c}}}). The above check could be placed right
 prior to returning the message string.

 The attached fix uses the first approach, using cc86f44f12d0 as a

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4753#comment:12>
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