phil.ulrich at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 14:15:29 CDT 2005
While I am a C hacker, I am also a C hacker at work, and thus unable
to look at the code for now.
However, I greatly prefer the full 'robotfindskitten' as opposed to 'rfk.'
On 8/26/05, rfk-dev-owner at robotfindskitten.org
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> From: Phil Ulrich <phil.ulrich at gmail.com>
> To: "Peter A. H. Peterson" <pedro at tastytronic.net>, Alexey Toptygin <alexeyt at freeshell.org>, rfk-dev at tastytronic.net
> Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 15:11:24 -0400
> Subject: Re: [rfk-dev] updates
> While I am a C hacker, I am also a C hacker at work, and thus unable
> to look at the code for now.
> However, I greatly prefer the full 'robotfindskitten' as opposed to 'rfk.'
> On 8/26/05, Peter A. H. Peterson <pedro at tastytronic.net> wrote:
> > Quoting Alexey Toptygin:
> > > D'oh! I forgot to mention that NKIs are now read from files, so you need
> > > to install them in the propper places, or rfk won't have any NKIs
> > > available. NKI files are searched for in SYSTEM_NKI_DIR (#defined in
> > > config.h, /usr/share/games/robotfindskitten by default) and in
> > > ~/.robotfindskitten/. The NKIs from robotfindskitten-v1.4142135.406 are in
> > > nki/vanilla.nki in the sources.
> > >
> > > I'll update the README and reupload to avoid further confusion.
> > Ok.
> > > Incidentally, what's the preferred name for the program (and associated
> > > directories), robotfindskitten or rfk? I personally like rfk better, due
> > > to brevity, so I was thinking of renaming the NKI dirs to
> > > $PREFIX/share/games/rfk and ~/.rfk/ for consistency. Comments?
> > I personally prefer robotfindskitten -- tab completion removes the
> > brevity advantage. But I think that others should weigh in on this. It
> > also makes the directories match the debian package name (which I also
> > think should remain 'robotfindskitten').
> > 'robotfindskitten' is the entire zen concept of the game; something
> > which rfk (although a good abbreviation and one that I use) doesn't
> > communicate at all. 'robotfindskitten' is also a funnier pathname.
> > Still, it's not a hill I would die on if everyone else thinks
> > otherwise.
> > I also think that while it's great that you were so ambitious as to
> > rewrite the code, we need to have some of the C hackers here look the
> > new code over before the Consortium decides to start working from the
> > new codebase and essentially ditch the old one. One immediate problem
> > is that the PalmOS port used to build from the POSIX tarball... we
> > could make the PalmOS port use the old code, etc... but there are some
> > things to consider before we just forge on with the new code.
> > I am not a C hacker so I'm not really qualified to judge.
> > I'd like to invite other people to respond.
> > Peter
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