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Re: commands like " and ;
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 12:17:07 PDT
From: Rich Connamacher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Seth I. Rich wrote:
> >> How would I make a verb act like the " alias for say and the ;
> >> alias for eval? There are two things I have to figure out about this
> >> problem:
> >> 1. How I would add a verb to act that way no matter where you were,
> >> like page, ie a global verb
> >> 2. How do I get the verb to take what is adjacent to the command as
> >> the args? (this is the hard part) I have been trying to get stuff so
> >> you can have your args not seperated by a space but this doesn't seem
> >> to work.
> > This is a pretty simple thing that is probably covered in the
> > programmer's manual. I'll answer it, but next time, RTFM. (F
> > stands for 'Friendly') :-)
> Mighty cocky for someone giving an incorrect answer.
Did he ask how ", :, and ; work? No. How they work doesn't matter, and
he never asked. He asked how to make verbs LIKE them, that work LIKE
them. I answered his question exactly, with that aside to tell him to
read the manual next time, it explains it better.
Cocky? I don't think so.
> > 1) Stick it on $player.
> (As an aside, $player isn't covered in the programmer's manual at all.
> $player, so
> far as the Programmer's Manual is concerned, is #0.player. It acquires meaning
> in the context of LambdaCore or its derivatives, which are not covered in
> the manual.)
True. But the manual talks about how to make verbs like this. Rather
than explaining it to the extent that the manual does, I just said how to
do it in LambdaCore.
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