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Subject: Re: Recently used Menu entries

Re: Recently used Menu entries

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-02

> > Ahhh, the great user-configurable menu debate returns.
>
>Well, not exactly "user-configurable", just some nice algorithm that
>keeps track of the last-recently-used menu entries...

I would suggest that what you are looking for is an user-config menu which
configures itself automatically. That is, not "i would like <this> option
in my special menu" but more of a "please work out what options I want and
make the menu for me" ...Might that be "user-config with AI"?

> > The big problem that was not solved last time was recursion on the menus
>
>Recursion? Could you elaborate (or give me a pointer to some reading?)

If picking a menu option would put you in a place where you could pick that
same option again, you can keep on picking that option ad-infinitum. At
some point, the amount of memory required to follow you into the infinite
spiral gets so much that the player falls over.

The solution is to pass all menu reuqests via a "policeman" function, but I
could never convey this idea clearly enough to spark interest with the devs.

>Should I take this to dev-list?

I'm sure one of the big-3 will redirect the thread if they feel it is
appropriate.

>bye
>Christian

BC
Received on Fri Dec 2 16:32:00 2005


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