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.
I’m planning on doing series of blog posts where I sketch out the current lore and beliefs in my game Herculeum. This one is about Librarian, patron saint of scholars and scribes.
Clausewitz’s Vom Krige (On War or Sodankäynnistä) is a military and strategy treatise written by a prussian general Carl von Clausewitz in the beginning of the 19th century. My copy is from the first printing and 5th printing is out of print, so keep this in mind while reading this review (although I don’t expect big revisions between printings in this book).