How do you tidy up/check/annotate your guides?

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How do you tidy up/check/annotate your guides?

#1 Post by ASchultz » Wed Feb 08, 2023 10:28 am

I don't do much technically. I have a Python script that lets me be lazy typing commands initially. Then it converts


..x miscellaneous thing




It doesn't seem like much of a time saver but it's nice.

I also use >> for optional commands and > for necessary ones.

Of course I also play through my walkthroughs before submitting them, but I generally let them sit an hour or two before replaying them, so I make sure I'm not making any silly assumptions, or maybe I see there's something I can add.

I couldn't attach a file so I just pasted the text. Anyone who wants, steal and modify as you please. If it helps save someone work, great!
# normalize walkthrough commands

import sys
import os
import re
import glob
from shutil import copy

nor_temp = "c:/games/inform/casa/normalize-temp.txt"

print_out = True

no_dotted_commands = True

def modify_command(my_line):
if not"^[>.]", my_line):
return my_line
my_line = re.sub(r'^([.>][.>])+', lambda match: '>' * len(, my_line).upper()
my_line = re.sub("^[.>]", ">", my_line).upper()
return my_line

def parse_through(my_file):
new_to_write = ''
any_change = False
if not os.path.exists(my_file):
print("Can't find", my_file)
with open(my_file) as file:
for (line_count, line) in enumerate(file, 1):
if line.startswith(".") or line.startswith(">"):
new_line = modify_command(line)
if line != new_line:
any_change += 1
line = new_line
if no_dotted_commands and line.startswith(">") and '.' in line:
line = line.replace('.', "\n>")
new_to_write += line
if not any_change:
if print_out:
print("Unchanged", my_file)
print("Recopying", my_file, "with", any_change, "change{}".format('s' if any_change > 1 else ''))
f = open(nor_temp, "w")
copy(nor_temp, my_file)

file_list = []

file_list = [ sys.argv[1] ]

if not file_list:
file_list = glob.glob("walkthrough*")

for f in file_list:

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