globals: how many?

How many globals can I use? And how are they stored?

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Originally posted by jeroen goulooze:
How many globals can I use? And how are they stored?

I don't think any limit is set. I've got hundreds in my plugin to keep track of unique items. As far as how they are stored, someone with tech knowledge will have to answer that. I don't know how it works, just that it does until I screw up. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~RD

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How many globals can I use? And how are they stored?

Do you mean how do you make them???

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Originally posted by jeroen goulooze:
How many globals can I use? And how are they stored?

I have several hundred in a small plug-in and haven't encountered any problems. Since globals are simply an integer, quantity shouldn't matter a bit as their "size" is fairly small in the scheme of things.

They are stored as long integers I believe.

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Thanx!

Since my imagination goes towards a hundred or more maps, I should probably need hundreds of globals to keep track of things - or maybe even a thousand or more.

Would be nice though to have a more sophisticated globals list than the window we got now in the game options. Let's say, globals grouped by function they fulfill.

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Originally posted by jeroen goulooze:
Would be nice though to have a more sophisticated globals list than the window we got now in the game options. Let's say, globals grouped by function they fulfill.

At this point I'd settle for an alphabetical listing as is done with everything else(events, maps, npcs, etc).

But yes, an improved sorting global list has been on the wish list for a while now. I'd love to be able to utilize a folder structure with globals; that would be real handy.

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its all about planning, every time you create a a new global you should list it externally from the engine itself.

i've fallen into the practice of creating a folder full of text files;

each text file is the name of a variable and each text file contains a brief description of the variables purpose.

then these are organized by folders labelled with 000_Player, 001_Health, 002_Time, 003_HouseKeeping etc.

"well that's certainly a lot of folders to run through, how do you expect to quickly naigate through them all!!!"

simply in just about every web browser you can view folder contents, i just drop the folder onto an open browser window and i can quickly zip around.

The greatest impact of this is that it makes it easier for you to hand over your source code to another team member, or distribute it to the masses...or for you to resume months down the line.

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... That staples it.

That's a really good idea. plus it allows you reexamine things easily if you change something that causes the program to stop working. ๐Ÿ™‚

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