Ward Cunningham

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Crowther's original game consisted of about 700 lines of fortran code with another 700 lines of data. The data included text for 79 map locations, 193 vocabulary words, travel tables, and miscellaneous messages. wikipedia

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I develop this site by tweaking the build.rb program which I distribute as open source under the mit license. The game content in original files and as translated retain the copyright restrictions of the authors. github

I deploy generated pages and the svg map with these handy scripts.

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I am careful to be clear which pages are generated and which pages are authored by hand. All hand authoring is live on the public site, safe from damage from an errant program.

I've found it convenient to fudge the creation date of each page back by an additional second as the page generators run. This makes Recent Changes enumerate generated pages in order. This strategy is foiled should I run both scripts back to back.

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Issues and pull requests are welcome on the project's github site. Discussion there should be about the restoration tooling.

I'm interested in revisions to this wiki especially regarding the meaning and use of variables or special notes about particular code blocks. Your edits are saved in your browser where they will keep until you Submit Changes.

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I wrote a "song" about why we should merging code with content and used my experience restoring colossal cave as a verse. There is video.

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