You say mIRC scripting is better? Well if better is defined:

slow, having awkward, unpredictable results, etc, etc

then I fully agree. Compare something written in mIRC scripting to something written in php, perl, python, tcl, etc (that does the same function) and you will see that mIRC script is FAR slower. Also the other languages don't have insane syntax. Like the dreaded [ ], or $+, or $chr or the "multiple space" bugs that mIRC is plagued with.

To me those things aren't good points of mIRC scripting, they are bad, I'd much rather have a scripting engine that parses fast and has a nice easy syntax that doesn't require you to do all sorts of insane stuff like mIRC requires.