Add unit_number or other unique id to spider-legs

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Add unit_number or other unique id to spider-legs

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It would be nice if spider-vehicle legs could have a unique identifier like .unit_number or .id

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Unfortunately spider legs are not derived from EntityWithOwner so they cannot have unique id.

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As a workaround, you can somewhat misuse https://lua-api.factorio.com/latest/Lua ... _destroyed to obtain a unique ID for entities that don't have a unit number.
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Re: Add unit_number or other unique id to spider-legs

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With the addition of entity.get_spider_legs(), using leg.name as a unique identifier is good enough, especially since it can be combined with the unit_number of the spider.
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