I wrote the "Tricky Document", which is a description of tricks for
Z-machine programming. I actually wrote it some years ago, but I have
not mentioned it on here until now. The tricks include:
* The SET->BCOM optimization
* The Black-Johansen algorithm, to optimize the sequence of temporary
and permanent shifts in a packed text (this sometimes involves using
ASCII escapes even for characters with a short form)
* Common suffix optimization
* Storing introduction text in parts of memory that will be overwritten
before they are used again (e.g. the input buffer)
* Displaying meters and numbers in the status line
Later, perhaps I can write a document of tricks with Glulx, too, since
there are many tricks that I have used.
Don't laugh at the moon when it is day time in France.