Re: Danger, Danger Will Robinson!


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Posted by Daniel Longest on May 09, 2001 at 00:51:20:

In Reply to: Re: Danger, Danger Will Robinson! posted by Jim Smith on May 07, 2001 at 22:18:19:

: Anyway, good luck on those finals and enjoy
: your summer (may it be free of predatory creatures
: that don't know whether they're moving or standing
: still) :-)

And when they eat and when they don't, doesn't seem like that hard of a choice to me :-)

Daniel


: I can see two interpretations of the "no move"
: here:

: Case 1: "No Move" is considered a normal move,
: just like a move in any direction.
: Maybe the thing chases its tail for a
: while or something. If it's no
: different than any other move, the
: grendel would hunt and eat stuff, but
: it would have to pay the energy penalty
: for making a move. The spec doesn't
: support this case [but it would be
: easier, so maybe we should just define
: this behavior as correct].

: Case 2: "No move" is not considered a move. The
: creature doesn't go anywhere. It just
: sits there and smiles politely. There
: would be no energy change for movement
: because it doesn't actually go anywhere,
: but it wouldn't go looking for food
: either. This is the behavior contained
: in the spec (note that the behavior in
: the spec isn't the behavior in the
: grading data).

: Default: just kidding ;-)

: The way I see it, even if the no-move move is
: ambiguous in the spec, it's got to be one or
: the other, and the "official behavior" (sorry,
: no links tonight) doesn't fall into either case,
: so I've still got to say that it's broken.

: Anyway, good luck on those finals and enjoy
: your summer (may it be free of predatory creatures
: that don't know whether they're moving or standing
: still) :-)

: Jim

: : I can see how this can be misinterpreted as a
: : change... i thought so too, until I realized
: : that in the Grendels' move status there is a
: : time when they do 'no move'. Assuming this is
: : considered a move.. then updating his energy
: : and checking the square for something to eat,
: : happens like at wvery other time. On the othere
: : hand, if you assume that the actions on the tick
: : are sacred and never change, then he still go
: : throught the thing of checking whats there to be
: : eaten...

: : Have a great semester!

: : ~N~




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