Resource Site Spotlight: Macroexplain.com

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Oh my goodness, this is cool! Some frood named Fitzcairn coded an awesome site called macroexplain.com that allows you to paste a macro into it, and then it explains what it does, line by line! Here’s an example of the site at it’s finest: a link to its explanation of a hunter misdirect macro I use. I can add a title, a class, tags, comments, and attribute it to an author if I want. explanation

The tool is dead easy to use. One warning- it doesn’t speak LUA (the wow scripting language) so if you tell it to explain a complex script you use to, say, mail all your greens to another character, it’s explanation will run something along the lines of  “Run LUA” and then the code after the “/run” command. Still, for those complex non-LUA macros, this is a godsend. No more trying to parse the code in your head and remember how conditionals work (wait, will holding shift while pressing this macro shoot or feign death?).

On behalf of the internet, thank you Fitzcairn. Thank you.

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2 comments to Resource Site Spotlight: Macroexplain.com

  • This is also hugely helpful for debugging macros.

    If you put in a macro and there’s an error somewhere in it, MacroExplainer will highlight it in red and put an exclamation point by it, detailing what’s wrong.