Re: send_to_char()

From: George Greer (
Date: 11/25/01

On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Mysidia wrote:

>> PS: A little over one month until send_to_char() gets variable arguments
>> and its parameters flipped. Have you changed yours yet?
>Ack.. that sounds like a horrible idea.. imagine the compatibility
>nightmares between snippets, patches, and post-XXX versions that changing
>semantics of such a commonly-used function would cause and the pain
>that's bound to cause people who want to contribute and use contributions

It's so much nicer to have when getting rid of all the global buffers.
Having a string buffer around for a single send_to_char() that can be taken
care of elsewhere is dumb.  Due to lack of a standard multiple argument
macro capability, there's no way to keep the same name in a compatible way.

>And the snippets on the ftp site would need to be divided into
>"Snippets that require circle x+1.y.z+" and "Snippets that require "x.y.z.."

The change is trivial.  People already have to figure out ASCII/binary for
some patches, which is a lot harder than this ever will be.

George Greer

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