hook_l at pyrogon.com
Sun Mar 2 14:27:46 EST 2003
Some things that I would like to do, mostly to satisfy my own anal
retentive coding practices, so feel free to shoot down at will =)
1. For a "learning" code base, I really do think prefixing functions
helps a lot. A function like FindItemByClassname() to me is a bit
easier to identify when it's called something like
Q2_FindItemByClassName(). This way when you see SetDeviceGammaRamp()
you don't have to wonder "is that an API call or is that a Q2
internal call?!". That's the point of the R_*, VID_*, etc. but not
everything was done that way, specifically a lot of the game code.
I'm willing to change this stuff over as it gets done.
2. The source base is not const correct. I fixed this once, which
was a HUGE pain in the ass, and I'm willing to fix it again if you
3. This is a pretty major change, but I think integrating a
scripting language like Lua would be nice. The primary benefit is
that mods become portable again. I think it could be done
incrementally as well -- moving leaf functions into Lua and slowly
move up the call tree until most of the game code is in script.
Once those changes are in place I think it would be great if we could
get the user community involved in doing mods and stuff without
having to have a compiler and know C, etc.
What's the story with Q_MAX?
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