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Re: getting it to work..

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Dec 13 17:08:25 1993 )

To: Gregory Blake <gblake@mis.nu.edu>
Cc: seth@alchemy.TN.Cornell.EDU (Seth Cohn), coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: Your message of Mon, 13 Dec 93 13:24:32 -0800.
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 93 16:59:58 EST
From: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>

Just to make things clear, the .info documentation the same as the
postscript documentation, just in a different form.

Regarding pad(): I think that's too special-purpose.  Use

	pad(s, max(n, strlen(s))

if you need to.

Regarding "%this" as a verb--note that when the actual
match_template() is done, "%this" will get converted to "*", and match
anything.  It will then, in all likelihood, note that what you typed
is not an object in your environment, and spew an error.  This is not
really optimal.

Xibo: There's no reason why you can't do a Tinymud-like interface in
Coldmud; I even have a kludge in match_template() to do equal-sign
parsing.  The verb matching mechanism in Cold World may be a pain,