[MUD-Dev] handling ambiguity, and prompts

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Mon May 26 19:10:44 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


[Raz:]
: Get the big bag or the smelly bag?
: >
: A human known to you as Soenso approaches.
: Get the big bag or the smelly bag?
: >
: Soenso rummages in his pack as if looking for something.
: The sky clouds over.
: Get the big bag or the smelly bag?
: >
: Soenso smiles at you, annoyingly.
: Get the big bag or the smelly bag?
: >
:
:...etc?

Well, yes, that would be annoying. I'm used to my client where the prompt
just stays put in the input line (special-purpose client), so hadn't thought
of that aspect. Imagine it without the prompt repeating, however, and put
in about 5 times as much output, so the prompt isn't even in your window
any more. That's where something mistyped could get you into trouble.

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Chris Gray   cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA



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