[rfk-dev] Re: inform rfk release 5 serial 030524

Dave dgriffi@cs.csubak.edu
Thu, 29 May 2003 15:27:25 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 29 May 2003, Peter Gordon wrote:

> Hi Peter A. Peterson II, on the subject of Re: [rfk-dev] inform rfk release 5
> serial 030524, you said:
> > Would you send me your NKI which are not in the POSIX codebase? I'd
> > like to keep a consistent list of NKI across platforms if possible.
> Maybe it would be wise to implement a standardised formatted text based
> externalised NKI-library access system (or SFTBENLAS for short) in the POSIX
> code base, like those already implemented in rfk3d and rfk-amiga.

That approach probably wouldn't work well with the Inform version.  
Neither the Z-machine nor the Glulx VM support dynamic libraries.  It
might be possible to check for a text file in any of several likely 
places without requiring user intervention.  But most people who use 
Z-machine games prefer to just present the VM with a game file and not  
have to bother with anything else. 

In the meantime, I'll see what I can come up with regarding a NetBSD 
package of robotfindskitten (POSIX version).

David Griffith