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Re: Verb Confusion
>From: Sandra Batista <email@example.com>
>What is the difference between a verb such as "say hello" and a verb such
>as "@move #101 to #102"? What is the difference between how these
>commands are parsed? How is the "@" before the verb parsed?
>On which objects are verbs preceded by "@" in a command line defined?
Well, this is just a convention. There's nothing absolute in the
language about this.
The verbs without @ are the verbs that implement the virtual reality.
These are verbs like look, give, drop, take, and movement "verbs"
like east, west n
The @verbs are informational verbs like @who, @display, @dig and such
that are rather like meta-verbs. They are verbs that display or
change information about the MOO itself.
This isn't very clear but that's the best I've been able to
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