Re: [newbie] exits

From: Sammy (samedi@DHC.NET)
Date: 08/15/97

On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Derek L. Karnes wrote:

> Easier than the flag is to check the door name for the word "secret" in
> the places Nathan mentioned, that way olc and structs.h stays the same.

I haven't seen much oasis code, so I dunno how exactly it handles flags.
More specifically I don't understand why you have to tell it how many
flags it has available.  Here's a little function I put together for

/* Find a flag in a given bitvector that matches "txt" and
   toggle it.  "Mask" is a bitvector of flags that can't be set
   so individual or groups of flags can be untoggleable (ROOM_HOUSE,
   MOB_SPEC, etc).
int check_toggle_flags(char *txt, char *names[], int *bitvector,
                        int mask)
  int i = 0;

  if(!*txt || *txt == '\r' || *txt == '\n')
    return FALSE;

  while(*names[i] != '\n') {
    if(!strn_cmp(txt, names[i], strlen(names[i]))) {
      if((1 << i) & ~mask) {
        TOGGLE_BIT(*bitvector, 1 << i);
        return TRUE;
      } else {
        return TRUE;
  return FALSE;

This could be optimized better for speed.  It's also limited to accepting
a single flag because I wanted to keep the ablility to mix flags and other
data in my command arguments.

All the flag text constants end with "\n", so you might as well put it to
good use.


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