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sonic306
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:07 pm   

Sending commands from string lists
 
I am trying to send a command to the mud from a string list but when it reaches the command it returns me an error.
for example:

#ad room 1;%item( @DIRS, @room)


DIRS = #echo boo|n|s|

what will be a proper way to do this as the message i get from the mud is 'no reason to #echo here'
my only guess is that the command is sent to the mud and since the mud does not such a thing as '#echo' it returns me the issue is there a way around this?
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chaossdragon
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:33 pm   
 
you need to encapsulate your command

Code:
#ADD moves 1
    Add one to the @moves variable


with your example it should be
#ad room {1;%item( @DIRS, @room)}
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chaossdragon
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:50 pm   
 
I'm sorry but I fail to understand the need for this, as most muds (with few exceptions) will typically have a line after the rooms desc, along the lines of
"Obvious exits : north, south, up, down, etc"

is your goal to capture this kind of info and make it easier to find/read?
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sonic306
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:51 am   
 
No, I use string lists for a script that walks the path defined in the DIRS variable, the reason I want to be able to use different cmud commands is for debugging, sometimes paths can be 1000 long so i would like to make sure that once the script reaches to a point with an "echo something" it can execute it or activate different aliases rather setting up triggers on key points to activate the aliases.

I have tested your recommendation: #ad room {1;%item( @DIRS, @room)} - using this syntax does not add 1 to the room var as a number but just appends the number 1

this is how my variable looks like after making the change : 01 1 1 1 1
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chaossdragon
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:06 am   
 
ok Now I understand.

I use %additem when appending to a stringlist

Code:
room = %additem("what I want to add", @room)


then to check you can #ECHO {@room} (for this you want to encapsulate or it will just echo @room )
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