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The big, ugly, pending pull request #11
I hope this fits the mood of LambdaHack. At least, the monsters have been preserved, though their behaviour is a bit more varied now. Feel free to pick and choose, of course, I'll just reapply the rejected commits as initial commits of Allure --- the distant SF fork.
I see there is a lot of whitespace changes. Sorry about that --- I've spent enough time on the code that reformatting was very worthwhile for me. I think I was consistent in the changes and most of them adhere to one of the styles you used.
About EDSLs for game content, with reflection:
The refactorings of items vs. item kinds vs. effects and the same started for movables and now also started for tiles in the Allure fork, are a first step to have DSLs for building game content. The crucial point is that the game should be able to modify the content and dump the new definitions so that the content can be automatically pre-balanced each time new content is added and also continuously changed in response to player actions. Ideally the game would also be able to load the new definitions without recompiling. Also, ideally the DSLs would be EDSLs. These two minor goals are in conflict, though, because AFAIK Haskell does not have (comfortable) reflection and, anyway, reflection is a dangerously powerful tool.
Edit: make that one DSL with 3 main types, since some effects will be shared, say, flaming sword, lava and fire elemental will share the flame effect primitive (or combinator taking duration, power, etc.).