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Re: Perl and The Lacuna Expanse

by Haarg (Chaplain)
on Sep 02, 2012 at 01:11 UTC ( #991220=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl and The Lacuna Expanse

I'm not aware of any involvement the OP has in the project, but I worked on multiple parts of the Lacuna Expanse code and gave the talk on it at YAPC::NA 2012.

The backend code is all written in Perl, using modern techniques and modules. It communicates with the clients using JSON-RPC 2.0. The API is open, allowing users to develop their own tools aside from the standard clients.

All of the components are open source and available on github:

All of the game art is also available for use with custom clients.

The community has also created a set of CPAN modules for interacting with the game through perl: Games::Lacuna::Client

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[haukex]: I figure someone who wants to contribute will know how to install the missing modules ;-) Not the nicest way to go but I don't think many people are using my modules yet
[ambrus]: Corion: some of these stupid syntax highlighters assume that too. just look at the table in http://perldoc. perl.org/ functions/pack. html for example.
[haukex]: ..."yet" ;-) I haven't had to deal with Dist::Zilla yet but I've heard about how it's a big setup
[ambrus]: I really don't like automagic stuff. I'm happy when computers do exactly what I tell them, even if that means they sometimes do the wrong thing.
[ambrus]: And I don't much like syntax highlighters. If you need a syntax highlighter to understand your code, then your code is written unclear.
[ambrus]: And if you need a syntax highlighter to color parenthesis green and numbers black and letters blue, then you're using the wrong font.
[ambrus]: I have to tolerate syntax highlighters when other people use them, but I don't use them myself. And sorry for the rant.

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