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Old August 6, 2019, 10:59   #6
Dean Anderson
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Originally Posted by Gwarl View Post
Not sure if Cth supports this but in some other variants with weapons of this type you can inscribe '.' on the weapon to prevent the behaviour.
Cthangband doesn't currently have user-inscriptions; only the automatic ones from shops and item feelings. The C code for handling them was archaic and complex (due to a combination of C not having any string handling capabilities and the code dating from a time when every byte of memory was precious) and - since it was a feature I never used - porting it over seemed to be more effort than it was worth.

Of course, there's nothing stopping me from adding a new (and much simpler) user-inscription system now. But again it's something I never used so I've not felt the need so far.
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