In one of my WIPs, I did some hacky things to my code so that in any given room, objects with short_descs are grouped together into one paragraph. Since I've been adding DescribePlace-related stuff to Roodylib lately, I thought, hey, let's see if I can make this an official option in there!
In my WIP, I defined my short_descs like this:
"A giant spoon lies on the ground, as if discarded by some humongous
With Roodylib, I didn't want to task the author to add the semi-colon each time, and DescribePlace and ShortDescribe really expect short_desc to be a property routine (and not just a regular property). I found that it's pretty much impossible to get the code to play nicely with both.
In the end, I had to create an optional new property and new DescribePlace helper routines to Roodylib (luckily, I had already designed a DescribePlace that'd allow easy inclusion of such). A game compiled with NEW_DESC set would allow the following and give it proper spacing:
new_desc "A giant spoon lies on the ground, as if discarded by some
humongous spoon musician."
Anyhow, this is a feature that will probably only be used by me, but I thought I'd announce it just the same.