[messages] [Developers] Re: question about delete and order

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Thu Jul 29 01:18:08 MST 2010

Thus spake fil512:
> Thanks for your patience with me.  I still have much to learn about
> VASSAL module programming.  That post you sent me was helpful.  It
> should be a part of the "Game Piece" page in the Reference Manual.  Is
> anyone maintaining the Reference Manual?

Last I checked, Ed Massena said the next version was nearly ready.

> Not knowing the answer to these questions makes it hard to program in
> VASSAL.  It sounds like you are recommending determining the answer to
> my question by trial and error, "learn by building modules".  But if I
> take the trial and error approach, I'll probably end up coding all sorts
> of stuff unnecessarily, and my resulting module will be complex and
> difficult for maintainers to support.  In order to create a nice clean
> module, I need to know the rules of the VASSAL programming language.

The more discussions I see of the way that traits work, the more I think
that we need to overhaul it to make it more consistent...


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