Re: Version Information? Patrick Dughi on Sat, Sep 19, 1998 at 06:34:07AM -0500

From: Eric Green (ejg3@CORNELL.EDU)
Date: 09/20/98

On Sat, Sep 19, 1998 at 06:34:07AM -0500, Patrick Dughi wrote:
> Has anyone thought of adding versions to their player files (binary) ?
>         That is, if you want to make a pfile change, you go ahead and do
> it, make the new structures, but keep the old ones.  Then have a way to
> check for version of pfile, and then load up, setting up defaults for each
> new thing, and you're set.
>         How? Oh, I don't know. Maybe make the first element of each struct
> an integer with a version number, and for each file do something like read
> the size of an int , determine struct type, rewind, load up correct struct
> type.
>                 This doesn't seem too hard to me, what do you think?
>                                         PjD

DG uses versioning for the player files.  It uses seperate binary files
for each player though, not one huge one.  The idea came from David Berry
in FL.


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