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Re: Other nethack options (Was: nethack popularity contest - number_pad?)

"Steve C. Lamb" <grey@dmiyu.org> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 08:09:00AM -0400, Lukas Geyer wrote:
> > Right, that reminds me of a default option which I always change,
> > namely pickup_types. I don't know what the default is at the moment
> > (in woody it seems to be just $), but IMHO things to be auto-pickuped
> > are "$!?+/=, and some characters might even leave out the spellbooks,
> > though one can at least sell them for decent money. Making nethack
> > options debconf question seems a bit silly to me, but I don't see why
> > we should stick to upstream defaults when they are wrong...
>     Define "right".  Opinions don't constitute "right".  If they did here's
> "right": numberpad w/NO auto-pickup except for money.  I don't want my packs
> full of crap; let me decide what to pick up and what to leave laying on the
> ground.

I didn't use "right" in the paragraph above (except for the very first
word, but I assume you don't want me to define that, it does not have
any meaning in that context), so why should I define it? And for your
preference of not picking up anything except money, that is very
dangerous if monsters pick things up instead. Think of wands of death,
wands of digging, scroll of create monster and stuff like that, or
amulet of life saving. And if you want to avoid getting burdened or
stressed by auto-pickup, then why pick up money? And auto-pickup for
money is also annoying when leprechauns are around etc. I find the
default of auto-pickup=$ hard to defend. Having auto-pickup turned off
is another matter, that would be fine with me, as long as pickup_types
is sane.


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