As far as conversion goes, both binary and ASCII have their strong points. Binary is easy to convert when you change the structure, but very easily corrupted if you don't make damn well sure that everything's been converted. Ascii takes a bit more effort when saving or loading in the form of a lot of calls to fprintf or fscanf, but is very, very hard to corrupt and extremely flexible. If somebody is seriously thinking of running a MUD on a machine, the machine shouldn't be bothered too much by the extra file I/O. _/\_ / L \ \_ C_/ \/ Demographic polls show that you have lost credibility across the board. Especially with those 14 year-old Valley girls.
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