i'm trying to make a socket bot and have done well so far but now I am trying to add some user stuff so certain users can only have access to certain functions. my problem is I was trying to make a simple alias to see if the user exist but it isnt working for me it just keeps returning 0.

alias irc_user_exist { 
  return $var( %ib_con_ [ $+ $1 ] ) 

here is the script that makes the variable.

alias irc_user_add { set %ib_con_ $+ [ $1 ] $2 $md5($3) $4 }  

any help would be appriciated.

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