Re: adding new levels

From: Kenneth G. Cavness (kcavness@PROXICOM.COM)
Date: 11/20/97

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Anthony J rye wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, George wrote:
> > You have a mismatched " or '.  Try looking at line 577, GCC is usually
> > pretty close to the correct line.  If you're not using GCC, well, go there
> > anyway.
> >
>  Thank you :) , George , you seem more grown up about it then the rest of
> the coders. (will not mention names)

I had to reply to this.

While some of the people in the list may have been harsh with you, their
general message was quite true: you really need to get a C book and read

Your question, perhaps unintentionally, showed a marked lack of
understanding of / experience in the C language; not because you
didn't understand the exact error in GCC, but because a great
many people who are conversant in the language would have picked up
on the problem fairly quickly.

If you're a new implementor on a MUD, it's _essential_, if you don't
want to screw everything up, to have at least a basic knowledge of C.
People will tell you time and again that it's _not_ a good idea to
use MUD source as a learning platform for C.

The MUD code in some places is quite simple, in other places quite complex.
What you'll be able to do in the simple places may be enough to make your
MUD original; but what you'll be able to do in the complex areas might
make your MUD great.

Kenneth G. Cavness

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