RE: Languages...

From: Billy H. Chan (bhchan@po.EECS.Berkeley.EDU)
Date: 04/30/96

You know, I've been thinking about languages too.  Seems like, if you want
to do things simply and without much killing of the playerfiles, you can
have as many languages as you want (ok, up to a limit, as usual) if you
make them skills instead of a boolean in a seperate array.
2 advantages: It's already set up so a simple spells[GET_LANGUAGE(ch)]
(provided you write a GET_LANGUAGE #def in utils.h) will come up with the
language char*.
	The memory is already allocated, so use it.

2 problems: takes out space from SKILLs (but who needs all those skill
spaces anyway?  Ok... don't answer that)
	you have to group them up to get the best effect, but that's not
really necessary.

Anyway, that's how I'm getting it done on lostlands1.5.1 (based on pl11 now
instaed of pl8, which meant starting from scratch... it's nice to do that
because you avoid previous boo-boos and can do some optimizing of design)

BTW: can I get a account or whatnot that's been
mentioned?  I'll probably just leave a pointer to where the latest dist
could be found, and yes, it's still circle based :)
-- Billy  H. Chan
   CogSci/CompSci     ResumeInside

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