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Alarantalara wrote:It's not too hard to take the file loslib.c from the Lua source distribution and delete all the dangerous stuff.
Huzzah! But I know absolutely no Lua and so would be useless for this project :lol2: I kept all the time-related code in the file but wouldn't know how to link it to WML or to use it at all, and I don't know how I would connect the time inside of the Wesnoth source code to the Lua code...
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*blink* The os lib is compiled into Wesnoth. Somewhere silene (I assume, anyway) has edited a table to block access to it. I wonder where that is...

Edit: done. I now have something that should export the safe os functions for use. Now to compile and test...
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Tonepoet wrote: Oddly enough I kinda had nightmares about him bullying me for some reason, don't ask me "Why?", so I quite naturally disliked the bloke for quite some time when I was young. This went on even long after I knew he wasn't quite real. Hey you might think it's silly but there's no reason to forgive a man who just so happens to be fake. I mean if anything that just makes the abuse just as real as the character behind it so I have even less reason to forgive him: Furthermore it's also not like he could ever make amends for what he'd done.
Your story reminded me of this:
http://www.engrish.com/2003/12/santa-please/

Also, if Santa Claus is always portrayed as a chubby white-bearded human then why do Christmas poems say that he a "jolly old elf"? Are there any other elves that are old-looking and overweight, or is he the one exception?
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Alarantalara wrote:Edit: done. I now have something that should export the safe os functions for use. Now to compile and test...
I'd really appreciate it if you did :D That could be immensely useful (or at least an innovative feature) for UMC, not to mention a future project of mine ( :twisted: ). And of course the Santa trolls :lol2:
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If you have a reason that is better than an Easter Egg, please tell me. I can see this being rejected for being a useless patch otherwise.
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bigkahuna wrote:It could be used for persistent events, for example every hour generating a new X.
Just one example. There are many more, but this one is pretty much all encompassing. Doing something, unlocking something, restarting something, or only letting you do something every X amount of realtime. For example, if it was an RPG campaign, there could be a quest that could only be completed every hour or so.

Even if this doesn't warrant a core patch, I'd really appreciate it if you just gave it to me the community :whistle: with a basic explanation of how to use it. That would be great :D
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Sapient wrote:Also, if Santa Claus is always portrayed as a chubby white-bearded human then why do Christmas poems say that he a "jolly old elf"? Are there any other elves that are old-looking and overweight, or is he the one exception?
I'm not sure if there's any straight connection, but here the word "elf" is a sort of a synonym for a certain type spirit or a gnome (much like garden-gnomes). In actuality there's no straight english translation to the word so they use the word elf instead, for reasons unknown. They've been depicted as small, chubby, bearded and pointy-hatted folk in art for the last 100 years or so, I think, and since the rise of Santa and his golly traditions, they've lost their former religious meaning and become just servants of the Claus. Elves.
That might be a bit confusing, but I can't seem to rephrase it better right now. :hmm:
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I don't remember ever being seriously told about him; the only times he was mentioned was in jest.
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Sapient wrote:Also, if Santa Claus is always portrayed as a chubby white-bearded human then why do Christmas poems say that he a "jolly old elf"? Are there any other elves that are old-looking and overweight, or is he the one exception?
The guy needed a rhyme for "myself."
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When I was five or six I used to believe in Santa Clause, but I don't recall being told by my parents. I suppose I must have picked it up from friends at school. Odd.

On a somewhat related topic, apparently Santa is legally a citizen of Canada.
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Happy Christmas, all.

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wesfreak wrote:On a somewhat related topic, apparently Santa is legally a citizen of Canada.
No North Pole? Awww. :D
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Part of Canada is at the North Pole...
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Happy Christmas Evening, guys, hope all your wishes come true, (No, not that one, Gambit) and you get tons of presents.

On a related note, yes, I do believe in Santa, I mean... I believe in all that kind of nonsense, like Jesus and God, so... why not. Also, on a minor note, I seem to keep thinking there's something about Santa that reminds me to Satan... dunno, might be the fact that he wears a red coat, or maybe something about their names...

Anyways, yeah, time to get drunk and have a parteeey!
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PeterPorty wrote:Anyways, yeah, time to get drunk and have a parteeey!
Well that's something I can relate to, dad n' me have been drinking for 2 hours now.
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