get_dist(loc, loc) has a maximum of 127.
In the BYONDiscord, the question of why this limitation exists has been floated a couple of times. The response is "Historical reasons" and has more recently been followed by a notion that Lummox JR would be interested in increasing it, followed by some musings about improving pathfinding code.
It seems to me that this 127 number is archaic and is really showing its age. I'm not the only one who would appreciate the ability to get more accurate measurements at increased distances rather than having to guess after a nebulous 127 tiles.
If there's developmental buy-in to improve pathfinding code, increasing the maximum on a fundamental like get_dist() is a great place to start.
Sep 21, 8:21 am