[messages] [Module Design] Questions about Prototyping and Best Practices

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Tue Jul 15 13:43:21 CEST 2014


Thus spake Jym:
> 
> By the way, if the XML for prototypes and pieces could be as readable
> as the one for zones, rather than using csv to store traits and such, I
> would be so happy&

This is one of my design goals for VASSAL 4. The entire data format
will be human-readable and documented. 
 
> Another "best practices" related thing that I regret not having is
> the ability to put comments in the code. I need some comments to
> organise stuff, both because we are several people working on a module
> and because I forget stuff after 6 months without touching my code.
> Currently, I use fake prototypes or fake GP just to use the name as a
> comment visible from the GUI. That is not satisfactory&

The V4 data format and scripting will both have comment syntax.
 
-- 
J.


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