I have been reading my copy of Exploratio and that got me thinking how one could model some of the things appearing in it in a roguelike game.
As you may be aware, let was dropped not too long time ago from Hy. While being very integral and essential part of Lisp, it was just really hard to get working correctly and thus it was removed. However, gilch, one of core developers of Hy, didn’t give up the idea and eventually came up with a proposal how let could be written.
Sometimes it’s useful to be able to comment some code. It might be that you want to leave a mental note behind or want to quickly test something. Hy currently supports two (that I know of) ways of doing this.
I finally decided to finish some old 15mm miniatures that I have had lying around for years and painted later Carthaginian army. Models were from Corvus Belli, but they have since discontinued the range and are more focused on their own games. Totentaz Miniatures are producing some of Corvus Belli models with license, but later Carthaginians don’t seem to be part of it.
After lots of back and forth discussion and debate, a new feature was added to Hy: explicit return statement. While this is pretty standard thing in most languages, it’s rather rare in languages of lisp family.
Upcoming version of Hy will have a new syntax for handling positional and keyword arguments (similar to * and ** in Python). Lets have a look what one can do with them.
Karthagon Hannibal Lähtee Sotaan is Finnish translation of 21st book of Ab Urbe Condita, a massive history of Rome written by Titus Livius. It covers bits of Hannibal’s childhood (around 228 BC), but concentrates mostly on time from just before the attack to Saguntum and beginning of the 2nd Punic war, until Hannibal’s winter campaign in Italy. Timespan is fairly short (around one year), but there’s more than enough action in the book.