Re: [CODE] ASCII rent files

From: Rick Glover (magik@THEGRID.NET)
Date: 09/18/98

The code allows you to easily add any new stuff to the pfiles without
worrying about char_file_u, only char_data.  It allows you to use a perl
script to easily modify all the pfiles for new stuff without doing a pwipe.
You can eliminate the length restrictions for things like titles.  You don't
have to worry about some things that some pfiles have and others don't,
it'll only load what is actually in the file.

They are definitely longer and load slower, but I think they are easier to


-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Draper <satrycus@DRACHENBURG.DEMON.CO.UK>
To: <>
Date: Friday, September 18, 1998 5:12 PM
Subject:  [CODE] ASCII rent files

>First off I should say I have little or no knowledge of this subject,
>but I've been looking at Sammy's ascii pfiles recently and wondered
>what would be the pro's and con's of ascii rentfiles, whether they
>be on their own as now, or part of the ascii pfiles.
>   I may be wrong on this assumption but, I was hoping it would allow
>greater flexibility, that is if I add in something new, it wouldn't
>warrant a rent wipe or conversion. I'm aware that the ascii files would
>take up more space and I was once told they would be slower in loading
>into memory, but I could be wrong.
>   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>-> Ben

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