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Notices for 2nd August 2008 to 27th June 2009


Saturday, 2nd August 2008

Jonathan Livni alerted me to the fact that Batch-RegEx, when told to process an entire folder, would end up processing the backup files it created too and then fall short of finishing the job. This fault is now rectified; while I was at it, I adjusted the program to report back on the relative path of items within folders to clarify which file the program is referring to.

Jonathan also reports a problem with global flags, but I’ve never experienced any such problem. I would be curious to know whether anyone else has experienced difficulties with them.

Thursday, 28th August 2008

A random glance at the Geek Culture forums serendipitously drew my attention to a fantastic remake of the game Gorillas built using Flash. It’s pixel-perfect, sounds good, is Open Source, and runs on almost any desktop computer regardless of operating system. Hats off to Ricky Road for a sterling effort.

I’ve been inspired to update the Gorillas Deluxe manual in HTML for much easier digestion, and I have made a few improvements to it at the same time. The game itself remains the same for now, at version 2.2.

Saturday, 27th June 2009

In August last year, Jonathan Livni alerted me to a few bugs in Batch-RegEx, one of which being a problem with global flags. I no longer remember what he said, and all the e-mail correspondence has gone missing, but I rediscovered the bug the other day at work. On inspecting the source code, I quickly tracked it down to a copy-and-paste error where ?{g} sets ?{d} instead.

No idea why I didn’t fix the issue ten months ago, but it’s resolved now.