Thanks Philip, I really do like your idea of returning a value to indicate
those situations! Very nice idea indeed. I haven't really used BGT, do you
happen to know how the language would execute the external program? I'd like
to put an example for BGT, since I'm sure many of my target developers will be
> Hi Jeremy,
> While I already have my own score server that I built
> especially for use in BGT, I just wanted to say that I think
> this is an absolutely fabulous idea. You have a very simple
> approach that will work regardless of programming language,
> as long as the environment at hand can call external
> processes. Two things you may want to consider:
> 1. Returning a value from the main function that can be
> picked up by the caller, in order to determine the result of
> the operation. 0 could mean that the user's score was
> accepted but not high enough to make the top x (whatever you
> decide upon), another positive value could indicate the
> user's ranking and a negative value could be an error code.
> Not everyone may be able to or interested in picking up this
> value, but I personally think it'd be a great feature to
> 2. If you are writing this in Vb 6, you should make it
> clear that developers need to package the vb 6 runtime
> libraries in their installer in order for the score posting
> to work. I can imagine that some might overlook this
> otherwise, and then wonder why the score posting isn't
> functioning )=.
> Again, an excellent initiative and I hope it's picked up by
> other developers.
> Kind regards,
> Philip Bennefall
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