> Hmm. I see, it makes sense.. However don't you think that by creating a > new set of string pointers for each mob would allow more > configurability?.. Not to mention when OLC comes in to effect, this would > probably go hand in hand. > Ryan um, we have OLC, and it has nothing to do with this - it edits prototypes. i dont no why an OLC would edit strings, but i wrote a command called string that can restring anything on the mud. this is mostly for quests an shit, where the string matters more than the mob's originality. objects are restrung alot, to add variety to the game... anyway, heres the way it werks: code_to_save_objects_or_mobbies() does the string in question match the string used in the prototype if so, then dont bother to save it, just use the prototype's definition otherwise save the string, since it must have bin restrung. get the idea? saving each string for each object will dramatically slow the saving process, this way, only strings that are changed from the prototype are saved.
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