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Hey, I am Eevee and this is veekun and it's a Pokédex. You probably want to type into that box in the top right, or maybe just start browsing.

Other stuff of interest:


The 21st Pokémon movie has been officially announced on Oha Suta.
The first patch for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be released later this month. This patch fixes a number of bugs, including bugs affecting Ion Deluge and Wide Guard.
Updated VGC 2018 rules for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have announced by Play! Pokémon. There have been several revisions to the rules, which will come into effect in 2018.
The North American home video release for the 20th Pokémon movie has been announced for February 2018.

For the last few weeks, glip (my partner) and I have spent a couple hours most nights playing indie games together. We started out intending to play a short list of games that had been recommended to glip, but this turns out to be a nice way to wind down, so we’ve been keeping it up and clicking on whatever looks interesting in the itch app.

Most of the games are small and made by one or two people, so they tend to be pretty tightly scoped and focus on a few particular kinds of details. I’ve found myself having brain thoughts about all that, so I thought I’d write some of them down.

I also know that some people (cough) tend not to play games they’ve never heard of, even if they want something new to play. If that’s you, feel free to play some of these, now that you’ve heard of them!

Also, I’m still figuring the format out here, so let me know if this is interesting or if you hope I never do it again!

First up:

  • Lisa: The Painful
  • Lisa: The Joyful
  • MOOP

These are impressions, not reviews. I try to avoid major/ending spoilers, but big plot points do tend to leave impressions.

2017-11-29 05:42:00

Anonymous asks, with dollars:

More about programming languages!

Well then!

I’ve written before about what I think objects are: state and behavior, which in practice mostly means method calls.

I suspect that the popular impression of what objects are, and also how they should work, comes from whatever C++ and Java happen to do. From that point of view, the whole post above is probably nonsense. If the baseline notion of “object” is a rigid definition woven tightly into the design of two massively popular languages, then it doesn’t even make sense to talk about what “object” should mean — it does mean the features of those languages, and cannot possibly mean anything else.

I think that’s a shame! It piles a lot of baggage onto a fairly simple idea. Polymorphism, for example, has nothing to do with objects — it’s an escape hatch for static type systems. Inheritance isn’t the only way to reuse code between objects, but it’s the easiest and fastest one, so it’s what we get. Frankly, it’s much closer to a speed tradeoff than a fundamental part of the concept.

We could do with more experimentation around how objects work, but that’s impossible in the languages most commonly thought of as object-oriented.

Here, then, is a (very) brief run through the inner workings of objects in four very dynamic languages. I don’t think I really appreciated objects until I’d spent some time with Python, and I hope this can help someone else whet their own appetite.

2017-11-27 18:21:43
a6b7b42 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Remove some extraneous form names that broke lookup 2017-11-27 17:58:23
4b7c5d6 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Hack duplicate moves/items into kinda working, for now 2017-11-27 18:00:48
1e90272 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Whoops, commit version icons SVG 2017-11-25 22:40:09
2017-11-25 22:16:11
74e2252 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Update Pokémon order 2017-11-25 22:11:46
1c982d7 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Fix crash when looking up Salazzle 2017-11-25 22:07:25
2017-11-25 21:33:37
591be9a Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Populate pokemon_form_generations for USUM 2017-11-25 21:28:36
82679b7 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Add Pokémon form names and a couple minor tidbits 2017-11-25 20:07:12
45f4323 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Add Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon data, more or less 2017-11-25 19:30:23
62623d5 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Add USUM dex sprites 2017-11-25 19:44:16
efecc70 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Add box icons for new Pokémon in USUM 2017-11-25 19:27:01
ee401b2 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Add icons for new USUM items 2017-11-25 19:25:52
b2e17e7 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Switch to gen 7 Serebii/Smogon dexes 2017-11-25 21:26:09
ac5159a Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Use USUM sprites in the main flavor block 2017-11-25 21:24:11
c4670b5 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Default to USUM sprites 2017-11-25 21:22:52
60a4f66 Eevee (Lexy Munroe) Add USUM to flavor pages 2017-11-25 21:18:33
2de8f2c Eevee (Lexy Munroe) USUM box spritesheet 2017-11-25 21:18:26
967c1ac Eevee (Lexy Munroe) USUM version icons 2017-11-25 21:17:55


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