Special notes one per line

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Special notes one per line

Post by josteph » March 25th, 2019, 2:30 pm

The in-game help for Ancient Lich includes this paragraph:
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Would anyone prefer showing the special notes one per line, like this?
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Re: Special notes one per line

Post by Adamant14 » March 25th, 2019, 4:24 pm

josteph wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 2:30 pm
The in-game help for Ancient Lich includes this paragraph:
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Would anyone prefer showing the special notes one per line, like this?
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I like that style, because for me so it is much more easier to read, and easier to understand when it is displayed line by line.
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Re: Special notes one per line

Post by Vyncyn » March 25th, 2019, 8:47 pm

Second one is better. Would this be for all units or just the ones with multiple special notes?
And could it be coded so it's automatically applied instead of having to go through all Files individually?

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Re: Special notes one per line

Post by The_Gnat » March 25th, 2019, 9:07 pm

Yeah I think the bullet points are better. :)

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Re: Special notes one per line

Post by octalot » March 25th, 2019, 9:53 pm

Oooh, bullet points please.
Vyncyn wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 8:47 pm
And could it be coded so it's automatically applied instead of having to go through all Files individually?
The standard special notes are macros, so it'll probably only need to change in the macro definitions.

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Re: Special notes one per line

Post by josteph » March 25th, 2019, 10:55 pm

Okay, I get the picture :) I made the change in master in 093fbc82fd7c2fd636a7f8fd4aeace55d025e64b. I hesitate to backport it because some UMC units have custom special notes and backporting the change would make those units' special notes look haphazard, especially if they have both mainline and custom special notes on the same unit. Maybe I'm too conservative about this.

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Re: Special notes one per line

Post by WhiteWolf » March 26th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Bullet point list is a definite improvement, I'm kind of wondering why the idea didn't appear earlier :D
Backporting it to the stable release may indeed not be the best idea, insufficiently maintained add-ons would result in a very messy special notes section.
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Re: Special notes one per line

Post by Spixi » April 28th, 2019, 2:59 pm

It would be also great to get rid of the macros and changing it that the special note descriptions are automatically appended. The old macros should become empty strings then, for downwards compatibility reasons.

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