Source diving

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Source diving is the action of examining the source code of NetHack. A person who practices source diving is called a source diver. The source code is freely available for anyone, unlike in most commercial programs.

Source diving is usually done when someone wants to know how something really works in the game. Source divers may also program their own patches to the game. Some people may just want to look for easter eggs or interesting comments in the source.

Grep, GEMA, AWK, and Doxygen are useful tools when source diving.

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