Re: [Newbie] && [coders/builders needed]

From: Daniel Koepke (
Date: 01/26/97

On Sat, 25 Jan 1997, Justin Rio wrote:

> If anyone is kind enuf and feels like they have the time, you know what
> would help me out?  A flowchart diagram, showing which file circle code
> goes to for what.  Okay, comm.c handles the communication btwn player and
> mud, right?  Okay, let's say I send the command "cast 'magic missile'
> fido", what's it do from there?  "cast" would be the first step; is that
> done inside of comm.c?  When it knows "cast" is the command, where does it
> send the command next?  
> Am I making any sense?

Okay, here's a rough outline of where the input would go.  This skips
the queueing, main loop, etc. which would be called, and remains fairly
high level (for the sake of breverity).

The input would be received in one of "comm.s"'s functions and be passed
on to the the intepreter (in interpreter.c).  The interpreter would
determine which function to call (in the cast of "cast", it'd be do_cast)
and would call the function.

  -receives "cast"
  -command_interpreter calls do_cast
  -do_cast parses arguments and does the casting

Simple, enough, I think.  The same goes for other commands.  When you
are logging into the MUD, your input is sent to nanny(), which is the
connection handler, instead of the command parser.

Daniel Koepke
Forgive me father, for I am sin.

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