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ID Category Severity Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
0000884 [DCSS] FR: Interface Improvements minor have not tried 2010-02-20 23:04 2013-09-29 03:06
Reporter OG17 View Status public  
Assigned To neil
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status closed   Product Branch 0.6 ancient branch
Summary 0000884: Level annotations could use inscription functionality
Description That is, you'd be prompted to "add to," "replace," or "clear" when you hit ! on a level with a preexisting annotation. Right now adding something to an annotation requires entirely retyping the thing, which is a heck of a lot of unnecessary keystrokes. This comes up rather often, too, at least for players that like to keep track of things like unreachable vaults and notable monsters.

I guess having both the option to "replace" and "clear" isn't strictly needed, as "replace" alone would be sufficient (as currently annotations are deleted by a blank input). I do think that having both options would be better than this invisible functionality, but I don't care all that much about it - all I'm really looking for is the ability to tack something onto the end of an existing annotation.
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Attached Files ? file icon 0001-Allow-add-replace-clear-for-level-annotations.patch [^] (3,220 bytes) 2013-08-24 07:37 [Show Content]

- Relationships
has duplicate 0002258closedevktalo add ability to edit level annotations 
related to 0007509closedneil Editing inscriptions/annotations broken in webtiles. 

-  Notes
chris (updater)
2013-08-24 07:38

Uploaded a something.
neil (administrator)
2013-08-24 08:06

Chris's patch is now in trunk (0.13-a0-2780-gf297046), thanks!
KiloByte (manager)
2013-08-24 08:13

I think that, paraphrasing the report, it is a heck of a lot of unnecessary keystrokes. I'd say that a majority of the time you'd want to replace or remove the inscription rather than add to it, so you always pay the cost of extra keystrokes and cognitive burden just to sometimes avoiding several.

This is even worse for item inscriptions: long ago when annotating an interested item (usually an artefact) wrt stuff you don't already know (determining that automaticlly sucked) or one or more of @x !x tags would require retyping the whole existing list of properties. Nowadays, this is pretty entirely bad as it makes changing those !f-f marks on throwables annoying.
KiloByte (manager)
2013-08-24 08:15

Er, applied?? This patch makes no sense and is outright bad: it would arguably make sense in early 2010, but not today.
KiloByte (manager)
2013-08-24 08:25

Would anyone want to keep this as an option, or would a plain revert + removal on items would be better?
neil (administrator)
2013-08-24 10:10
edited on: 2013-08-24 10:24

Trying a different approach (0.13-a0-2784-gc5a4dfa): no menu (for both level annotations and item inscriptions), but the input line is pre-filled with the old value.

It's broken in webtiles and there may be a few glitches in local tiles.

neil (administrator)
2013-09-29 03:06

Closing now that 0007509 is fixed.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-02-20 23:04 OG17 New Issue
2010-08-11 08:35 evktalo Relationship added has duplicate 0002258
2013-08-24 07:37 chris File Added: 0001-Allow-add-replace-clear-for-level-annotations.patch
2013-08-24 07:38 chris Note Added: 0023851
2013-08-24 08:06 neil Note Added: 0023852
2013-08-24 08:06 neil Status new => resolved
2013-08-24 08:06 neil Fixed in Branch => 0.13 development branch
2013-08-24 08:06 neil Resolution open => done
2013-08-24 08:06 neil Assigned To => neil
2013-08-24 08:06 neil Status resolved => closed
2013-08-24 08:13 KiloByte Note Added: 0023853
2013-08-24 08:15 KiloByte Note Added: 0023854
2013-08-24 08:15 KiloByte Status closed => new
2013-08-24 08:15 KiloByte Resolution done => reopened
2013-08-24 08:25 KiloByte Note Added: 0023855
2013-08-24 10:10 neil Note Added: 0023856
2013-08-24 10:24 neil Note Edited: 0023856
2013-08-24 10:34 neil Relationship added related to 0007509
2013-09-29 03:06 neil Note Added: 0024109
2013-09-29 03:06 neil Status new => resolved
2013-09-29 03:06 neil Resolution reopened => done
2013-09-29 03:06 neil Status resolved => closed

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