Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game first developed by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman around 1980. It is generally credited with being the first "graphical" adventure game, and was a favorite on college Unix systems in the early to mid-1980s, in part due to the procedural generation of game content.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Immovible Object

Not programing objects, but really annoying obstacles.

I have hit a bit of a major road block with the current Maze Mover project. Something between Visual C++, Boost, and Python isn't working with the project. It seems there are two problems, both of which need to be solved in the long run.

First is the boost-python libraries do not "out of the box" work with the python debug libraries. I have been looking at the various bits of documentation and I have yet to create boost-python using the python debug libraries. Of the two problems, I suspect there is a solution for this as I delve deeper in to the details on building boost libraries. This is where I wish I did have some colleague or collaboration group that had all these tools in place so I would not be spending time just getting the tools to work. Granted, this is not uncommon in programing. Keeping your tools up to date is just what is required.

The second is that when running the standard Python library, which works with boost-python, the function used to create an interactive python session during the running of the program does not work correctly. The function does not error out, because it senses an EOF from stdin, even though I have not done anything. I suspect there is an issue with the stdin filehandle. It works with one library and not the other. And I have rebuild both.

Now the ever fun aspect of trial and error. Trying to find that one component that is causing the error. Most likely spend a full day just rebuilding test cases.


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