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Re: Okay, I've figured out
- To: ZigZag Development List <zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Okay, I've figured out
- From: Bek Oberin <gossamer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 22:29:31 +1100
- In-reply-to: <19981106032142.29423.qmail@xxxxxxxxxx>; from Mark-Jason Dominus on Thu, Nov 05, 1998 at 10:21:42PM -0500
- References: <19981106133547.S13230@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <19981106032142.29423.qmail@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Mark-Jason Dominus wrote:
> * Function to return the accursed cell:
By this do you mean the cell a cursor points to?
New mods have this (cursor_get_cell(0);)
> * Function to put an error message into the status buffer:
> display_message("Look! A dancing cow!");
Excuse me, absolutely NO dancing cows allowed!
> * Function to read a string from the keyboard
> $name = prompt_for_input("What's your name?");
THIS one we need. Ugh.
> This would require some messing around with the input routines and
> with `Curses'.
Wanna write it for me? I need it NOW.
> I thought that in addition to adding these new functions, someone should
> probably document the ones that are already there that might be useful,
> like `link_make'.
> I will be happy to assist with any part of this, or none of it, as you
> like. I am at your service.
Documentation, WHEN I get the new version workable, would be great :)
Interestingly (or not :)), all except 3 of your new functions magically
appeared when we re-engineered the OO stuff. Life is good.
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