[MUD-Dev] Re: Issues from the digests and Wout's list

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Tue Apr 22 09:55:43 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


In <199704221023.DAA19210 at sdcc10.ucsd.edu>, on 04/22/97 
   at 08:16 PM, Orion Henry <ohenry at sdcc10.ucsd.edu> said: >> In
<199704170238.CAA492348 at out1.ibm.net>, on 04/16/97  >>    at 10:51 AM,
"Shawn Halpenny" <rsh at dos.nortel.com> said: >> >On Apr 10,  6:57pm,
clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:

>> I also allow the user to enter commands which bypass the filter and
>> head straight for the parser without the extra processing.  This
>> allows:
>> 
>>   > get bag
>>   You are attacked by the Kobold!
>>   Do you want the:
>>     1) Red bag
>>     2) Tattered paper bag
>>     3) Mouldy sack
>>     0) Cancel command
>>   The kobold hits you with his club.  That hurt!
>>   >> !! retaliate                // "ret" would have done as well
>>   You attack the kobold.
...rest of fight ellided...
>
>	My only real objection to the above is this:  If I have a brain fart
>when the kobold walks in and forget all my '!!'s I dont want my
>commands interupted by any filter.  Remembering if I was at the basic
>prompt or if I was in a sub menu during a fight would be the last
>thing on my mind in the midst of a mortal fray. 

This is why I'm also allowing a blank command to abort the selection.

>	The kobold stabs you in the knee-cap.
>	>> ret with ls
>	Please select a bag (0 - 3)
>	The kobold stabs you in the foot!  Ouch!
>	>> ret with ls
>	Please select a bag (0 - 3)
>	>> flee
>	The kobold takes your left leg off at the knee. Oh, the blood!
>	>> !! flee
>	You can't go anywhere in this condition!
>	>> !! curse
>	You swear loudly and for a long time.

Becomes:

  The kobold stabs you in the knee-cap.
  >> ret with ls
  Please select a bag (0 - 3)
  The kobold stabs you in the foot!  Ouch!
  >>
  > flee
  You run like a crazed devil.
  The kobold takes your left leg off at the knee. Oh, the blood!
  You are now running about in very small circles.
  > n
  You can't go anywhere in this condition!
  > curse
  You swear loudly and for a long time.

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