Friday, July 18, 2014

Proposal: Error undefined

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 Jul 2014 09:43:45 UTC

Reorder rules 2.1 and 2.2 so that each takes the place of the other.

As a programmer, the usage of “Profit” before its definition is driving me crazy

Comments

King:

07-18-2014 04:16:24 UTC

for yeah, it irks me a bit

Purplebeard:

07-18-2014 06:43:47 UTC

for

PTSnoop_:

07-18-2014 07:30:38 UTC

for

Sprucial:

07-18-2014 08:23:33 UTC

for

Kevan: HE/HIM

07-18-2014 08:24:43 UTC

against This kind of spaghetti is normal and fairly unavoidable in Nomic, where a new game concept is introduced and then factored into previous mechanics; check almost any past ruleset and you’ll find examples. Although we could stop periodically to rewrite the whole ruleset so that it reads clearly from top to bottom, it’s difficult to do that with the proposal queue always moving forward. It’s perhaps not worth the effort of making the game neatly legible to new players, when it’s mostly just being played by its designers.

(Ironically your own next proposal will have no effect if this passes, because it refers to Rule 2.1 when it means the Goods rule.)