Re: isname() improvement

From: Dana Luther (
Date: 06/26/00

This may be a dumb question, but doesn't using the . character mess up the
"look 2.guard" capability?

It Sounds like a great thing other than that.

>> I still believe the easiest approach is to change the isname().
>> besides, I really like the hyphen as split symbol.
>The easiest way is to change is_name().  We did that on VieMud, but
>do _not_ use '-' as a splitting symbol.  A good number of objects
>can have the '-' in their keywords, and having the code do double
>duty on the hyphen can be a bit confusing.  We use a '.' (period)
>on VieMud, and find that it works quite well.  It looks nice too:
>  % get long.sword
>  You get the long bastard sword.
>I'm considering submitting the code that we use for the standard
>CircleMUD distribution, but I haven't made up my mind on that one

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