Feeling fitful. Posting to be light or non-existent until such time as feeling goes away.
Nocturnals M&M book v. good. Adventure! D20 as expected; not v. good but solid. Pavis/Big Rubble omnibus reprinting v. good. Believe I have finally cracked the Glorantha mindset. Much like perl mindset, but with less punctuation. (Previous sentence, while jocular, is not a joke.)
Still not king.
No mashup this week?
I don’t know anything about perl, so how is it like Glorantha?
The perl motto is “There’s more than one way to do things.”
Perl is a language which is very flexible and very accomodating to multiple ways of accomplishing a given task… once you learn to think like the guy who wrote it. You need to make that mental shift, and then suddenly the possibilities open up. Before you make that mental shift, it’s impenetrable.
Larry Wall, who wrote perl, wanted it to be simple and natural and instinctive, and it kind of can be. Lots of natural language ideas went into it. Except where he decided to be quirky for the sake of being quirky. Glorantha has ducks. Perl has elsif.