Re: [newbie] for loop

From: Daniel Koepke (
Date: 01/02/97

On Fri, 3 Jan 1997, Nic Suzor wrote:

> I am writing a special procedure to retrieve a players corpse when he dies.
> now, i have set everything up so that corpse->owner_name returns the
> players name, and i can compare one corpse with the pcs name.
> the problem i have is that when i have a room full of corpses, im not sure
> how to search through all these corpses and pick out the first one which
> owner_name matches with get_name(ch). i was thinking of a simple for loop,
> but i am not sure how to make a new one.
> if someone can outline all the arguments in a for loop so i can make new
> ones in future, it would be much appreciated :)

First off, I'd suggest using their idnum instead of name.  Comparing
strings is slower than comparing integers.

Secondly, the 'for' loop would be:

  struct obj_data *obj;

  for (obj = world[<room rnum>].contents; obj; obj = obj->next_content)
    if (GET_OBJ_TYPE(obj) == ITEM_CONTAINER && GET_OBJ_VAL(obj, 3))
      if (obj->corpse_idnum == GET_IDNUM(ch))

It's not plugin code, of course.

Daniel Koepke
Forgive me father, for I am sin.

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