No - I realise that it caused you some inconvenience because it was a difficult issue to track down.
And yes - mIRC scripting has passed its hay day. Not because IRC usage has declined (which it might have since there are many other chat applications these days), but also because many people access from Android and so the proportion of mIRC users has declined too.
But another part of the reason it has declined is because you have to keep reinventing the wheel. We need something equivalent to Node's NPM or Python's PIP - whereby you can use packaged functionality easily from your own scripts.
I have a concept in mind for this - but currently on hold until I have more time.