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Re: [liquidwar-user] Danish version

From: Christian Mauduit
Subject: Re: [liquidwar-user] Danish version
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 21:28:58 +0100
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On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 08:57:33AM -0500, Redick David A wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 12:50:55PM +0000, Kasper Hviid wrote:
> > By the way, I really consider creating some more intelligent names for some 
> > of the maps. The names they have right know where made pretty quickly when 
> > I had to save them. Letting the first letter be in uppercase would also 
> > help.
> > big.bmp = Big 1.bmp
> > bored.bmp => Labyrinth 1.bmp
> > clean.bmp => Green.bmp
> ....
> > tiles.bmp => Space 2.bmp
> > 3x3.bmp => Tick Tack Toe.bmp
> I think all lowercase letters and no spaces
> (use '_' or '-' or concat.) would be better.
Well, in fact, filenames will probably stay the same, ie "bored.bmp" for
instance, but hopefully LW has a feature which allows a "readable" name
to be associated to the map. This way everyone but those who fiddle with
LW's source code and internals could read "Labyrinth 1" when internally
the file keeps on being called "bored.bmp".

File naming is somewhat important when you distribute maps apart from LW
but as long as they get included into the game for good, it's not
important any more IMHO.

So renaming can make sense if you think bored.bmp should be
labyrinth.bmp since it's then called "Labyrinth 1", but as David
mentions, internal filenames for LW won't ever contain any space and/or
uppercase letter, unless there's a good reason for it - for instance I
use "M"akefile to respect some sort of old foolish UNIX tradition, but
that's all I do for uppercase letters 8-)
> just my 3 & 3/4 cents.
FYI source code files for LW (the ones in ./src) even need to be in the
old DOS 8.3 format, since the DOS version of LW is still supported, and
this is mandatory for it to compile under a plain DOS (not a Windows
command line box). *sigh*

Have a nice day,


Christian Mauduit <address@hidden>     __/\__ ___
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