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From:hrafn
Date:January 6th, 2003 06:46 am (UTC)

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Nice article - interesting even for a non-programmer to read.
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From:queue
Date:January 6th, 2003 06:56 am (UTC)

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Thanks. Although, seeing it layed out like that, I'm really struck by how short it is. And, of course, I'm embarrassed about my awful code. I probably really should read through the aritcle at least once, but I find it hard to read my own writing. I guess I'll do it when I need a break from work. I figure that people might be asking me questions about it or somthing, so I should at least be familiar with it. And seeing what I did with this one, I hope to be able to improve on it for the next one. I have one idea for a next article for The Perl Review, but, talking about it yesterday, I'm not sure it's appropriate to publish stuff about my userpic script, since Brad might not be too happy about somthing like that getting used a lot. It seems they are fine with things that, by their nature, are limited to paid users, but things that hit the database hard are frowned upon. So, I may have to dig around for something else to write an article about. I might implement one of the games I want to implement and document my progress with that. Maybe the perl version of Zendobun, since that will be heavily based on regular expressions, and I can use lessons learned in the book I'm reading for that.

The other idea I have is for an article on teaching games. I should probably spend some time thinking about that, so that I can have things organized enough in my mind to intelligently observe how different people teach games at Looney Night next week and at Arisia. prog gave me a lead on a Web site to submit that article to, so we'll see what happens. I have yet to check out the Web site, though.
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From:hrafn
Date:January 6th, 2003 08:14 am (UTC)

"layed" out?

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Having never seen it before, I was surprised at how long it was ;) Not unpleasantly long - it was certainly interesting enough throughout that I never thought "God, isn't he done yet?" - just longer than I'd been expecting. Though it did take fewer pages than the code itself (I think).
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From:queue
Date:January 6th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)

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"laid out" just seemed too weird. But I guess that's what it's supposed to be.

Did you try looking at the code at all?
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From:hrafn
Date:January 6th, 2003 09:23 am (UTC)

Re: "layed" out?

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I just had the thought that "layed out" could be sorta like that "chai-ed out" thing - you know: "Man, I've had so much sex that I'm all layed out." Ok. Anyway. No, I kind of scrolled past the code, to see how many pages it was, occasionally looking at the texty bits that a player would see, or the comments put in the code to let you know what's going on. But I didn't look at it to see if I could understand it.
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