Re: perform_act inthedark

From: FourSpace (
Date: 08/10/95

On Fri, 11 Aug 1995, Herbert Kremser wrote:

> > I seem to be having a problem with perform_act in my 3.0blp8.  It seems
> > that when i call a TO_ROOM act, with null ch and vict_obj (obj, the
> > second pointer, is the only one used), and the room is dark (flagged 
> > or nighttime), perform_act barfs on the line where it hits the $p in the 
> > switch, and calls CHECK_NULL(obj, OBJS(obj, to)).
> Thats an easy one.
> There MUST be a ch.
> NEVER use act without a ch.
> What room do you think that action is send anyway?
> Exactly to ch->in_room   ;-)

> Use send_to_room or something similar if you don't want what act does.

Actually, the to variable is defined in the following way, in act():
    to = world[ch->in_room].people;
  else if (obj && obj->in_room != NOWHERE)
    to = world[obj->in_room].people;
  else {
    log("SYSERR: no valid target to act()!");

I want to use act() instead of send because it already uses the 
PERS macro to determine whether each recepiant of the mssg can even
see the char/obj in question (obj in this case)., Ie
"A long sword falls out of the sky." as opposed to
"Something falls out of the sky."...


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