Re: Comparing with SMAUG

From: Desmond Daignault (tekdd@DTOL.DATATIMES.COM)
Date: 07/31/97

On Thu, 31 Jul 1997, Sammy wrote:

=>On Thu, 31 Jul 1997, Desmond Daignault wrote:
=>> The main reason I have been putting most things into Ascii files is the
=>> fact that I hate "mile" long array initializations, like the spell table
=>> was getting to be. Next on my list is the command table...
=>Are you planning on putting the command table in an ascii file?  I'm
=>thinking of adding case statements to sperate the commands by first letter
=>as in the tag system or possibly using a hash on the first letter or two.
=>Other than the lookup speed and the socials mixed in with real commands, I
=>don't have a problem with the command structure.  Socials are definitely
=>going into a file when I get around to it.

Yup, going to put the parts that are needed into an ascii file. Then upon
boot I will allocate the table as I go. So, internally it will be the
same, but with a function to load the command table instead of it being
stored into the executable during compile time.  Again, I can care less
how long it takes to boot, currently it takes less than 15 seconds to
boot, so a couple of seconds spent loading the command table is fine.



void signature () {
  printf ("Praise not the day until evening has come; a woman\n"
          "until she is burnt; a sword until it is tried; a maiden until\n"
          "she is married; ice until it has been  crossed; beer until it\n"
          "has been drunk.   -- Viking Proverb\n");

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