Re: Show remaining numbers hack for gnome-sudoku

On 12/12/06, Thomas Mills Hinkle <tmhinkle gmail com> wrote:
On 12/12/06, Jeff Bailey <jbailey raspberryginger com> wrote:
> On 12/12/06, Andreas Røsdal <andrearo pvv ntnu no> wrote:
> > > Hi!  I find myself keeping a spare gedit window open to track the
> > > numbers that I've finished dealing with.
> > >
> > > This patch causes these to get displayed in the status bar
> > > unconditionally.  This patch isn't final, I still want to make it
> > > optional, etc.  But before I go and remind myself how gtk works, I
> > > wanted to get feedback on it.
> > Nice idea, this change seems useful to me. I tried using it during parts
> > of a game, and it seems sane. Any objection to this change from anyone?

Sorry -- I still haven't applied the patch, which would make it obvious what
it does. That said, I'm confused about what you mean by "the  numbers I'm
finished dealing with".

This is significnatly less helpful than the always show hints.  In the
status bar at the bottom, it will say:

Playing Puzzle 79 - Facile (0.04) Remaining Number: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Once you have 9 of a number on the board, it gets removed from the list.

So it's not helping you with any specific position, but giving a
general hint about the state of the board.

I wind up keeping the exact same notes about every puzzle I do anyway. =)

It occurs to me that if we do include this, we'll have to get more specific
than "hints" for menu descriptions, etc.

I was thinking a menu option that says "Show remaining numbers"

Jeff Bailey -

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