but it lacks usability outside mIRC. Also I would disagree with the "best choice" claim. There are more usable, more powerful languages that existed even when mIRC was first written that could have been used instead of inventing a script language.
The mIRC scripting language wasn't invented as such. It is something that evolved over time and wasn't originally intended to be as large (for want of a better word) as it is today. Khaled even says this on his homepage. Remember that what we are trying to achieve with mIRC scripting is merely to enhance mIRC's personality and usefulness ON IRC
. mIRC isn't intended to do what alot of people use it for like crunching large databases and being used as the basis for an IRC server.
Using a more powerful language isn't going to yield better results - it's just IRC and your scripts, if any, should be efficiently written to perform actions quickly enough for you to not notice any difference in speed compared to other languages. It can be done.
I'd add that if you were to spend time benchmarking to make a point about some language being a poofteenth of a second faster than a mIRC script then you probably should be engaging in another hobby.
Leoric: I, for one, would prefer mIRC not to be tainted that way.