Re: Code Bloat (was Re: relatively simple hack) (fwd)

From: Kenneth G. Cavness (
Date: 12/19/95

On Tue, 19 Dec 1995, John T. Cox wrote:

> > In message <> you said:
> > > 
> > > 29973 sojourn   29   0 30494 28828 3876 R    67.1 60.4 38:16 dms 99993
> > 
> > codebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloat
> > bloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcodebloatcode
> > 
> Nah, we're just full featured and the players LOVE it!

Full featured? Sojourn isn't best for its features. It's best because of 
an incredible amount of care taken in making an incredibly detailed 
world, a consistent policy of non-interference from the gods (and yet a 
system of assistence available when needed), and a solid player base.

Did I mention that except for my rather &=RGODD&N coloring romps, the 
color on Sojourn is sane?

As far as bells and whistles go, though, Sojourn is lacking. It actually 
takes a minimalist view.

> > 67% CPU?! 30 megs ram?!  I wouldn't be boasting about that piece of software
> > engineering!
> > 
> Well keep in mind we're running on a P90. Isn't Linux great?

Also, keep in mind that Sojourn, unlike any other DIKU I've seen, uses 
event-driven handling, which is a _much_ more solid system than the usual 
loop-iteration format of all other base Dikus. Take into account the 
string-sharing between mobiles and objects, and yes, Sojourn _is_ a solid 
piece of software engineering.

(Not to mention the fact that this is a program that people work on _As a 

Azuth@SojournMUD, 9999
(nah, I'm _totally objective! :P)

Kenneth G. Cavness                  |
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