Re: [CODE] [IDEA] Binary Object/Room files

From: Chris Jacobson (fear@TECHNOLOGIST.COM)
Date: 10/23/98

On 10/23/98 8:40 PM, Andrew (object@ALPHALINK.COM.AU) stated:

>Anyone thought of implementing binary room/object files, like the playerfile?
>There are heaps of advantages that I can think of, for example speed,
>no chance of not putting in the '~', infinite flags (within reason), and it's
>easy to change the structure of the object/room files, and heaps more...

There are more disadvantages:
stuck with format (cannot change once implemented, contrary to what you
limited string length (would cause an excess of space to be used also)
flags NOT infinite, see first remark

As for the heaps more advantages, there aren't.  Thats why no MUD today
uses binary room/object files, and why ascii pfiles are more popular than
binary pfiles.

- Chris Jacobson

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