I have been toying with the idea of creating an autoresponder for an IM client that responded to keywords. Say for instance, I am having a conversation with so and so, and I want to watch a movie and their convo is dull, but for some reason, I still want them to think I am nice enough to talk to them, I would want the program to pick up on keywords in the messages sent to me and respond to them with a relative response.
Boring person: I had a ham sandwich for lunch today.
The autoresponder would then pick up on the keyword "lunch" and "sandwich" and produce a response such as...
What I need to know is what program would be the best to write this little pearl of wisdom in? I was thinking C++ but I think the only reason that was my first option is because I am learning it now and it is my first program language.
I would appreciate any advice that you seasoned coders could give me. I would really like to write this program.
Thanks ahead of time!