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FW: That numeric verb thing again.
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 12:53:15 PST
From: Ron Stanions <email@example.com>
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From: H. Peter Anvin[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 1996 3:25 PM
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Subject: Re: That numeric verb thing again.
>In article <01BAFED5.917D3120@phoenix.clawpaw.com>,
>Ron Stanions <email@example.com> wrote:
>>The first and biggest is with .program. pre 1.8.0, .program #123:foo
>>or .program #123:3 would access the same verb. now, in 1.8.0 it
>>becomes 'safe' to create a verb named "3", but now which verb does
>>.program #123:3 refer to, the third verb, or the verb named "3" ?
>>The syntax for .program will have to change somewhat.
>Isuggest using the already-unambiguous MOOcode syntax:
>object:verb OK iff verb doesn't contain " ( )
>object:(verbno) for verb numbers
Yes, but for .program this won't work. if I have two verbs 'l*ook this none none' and 'l*ook none none none' how can I use .program to write the second verb? (without setting the $server_option that is.)
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