23 Sep 2003 dsnopek   » (Journeyer)

Wow. What a wonderful bunch of days. This passed Friday we threw a party and my old friend Andrew came to visit from Florida. He is going to Full Sail to learn how to do 3D computer graphics and animation. We used to work on games together and now that he is in town, we're going to see if we can put together a Bomberman clone in that short period of time.

The day after the party (here comes the bit I called wonderful), my home got broken into and robbed. At first I thought that we were robbed my morons, until I finally realized all that they took:

  • Super Nintendo
  • VCR
  • VHS: Spinal Tap
  • My Laptop

I hadn't realized that the laptop was gone util a couple of hours ago. I am the moron. This is why I am growing really tired of this neighborhood. In the time we have lived here, my roommate has gotten randomly attacked twice and my upstairs neighbor once. I have yet to be subject to random violence but its wearing me down still. If only I had enough money to live anywhere else! I am a smart guy! Someone, pay me to write Free Software! Any software! I may as well sell out if it'll save my life ...


I came up with a really cool string expansion framework and XML syntax. This will allow me to finally implement optional and list arguments. It integrated into the runtime engine nicely and I won't have to change it much. The compiled format will have to change a bit for named arguments and I am really getting tempted to sit down and perfect it. Unfortunately, that will eat valuable time.

Fortunately, I can easily make the code generation backend require all arguments instead of having to really implement it. The code generation code is bocoming a chore but it is still really useful for PHP development. The multi-key object won't be as easy to ignore. I will simply have make the code generator crash when asked to build one. Doing an actual implementation would require modifying the generated code's API drastically.

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