Re: Quick question

From: George (
Date: 12/13/98

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Tom Dailey wrote:

>I know you do a ton of coding and answer about 80% of all questions posed
>on this mailing list...

I've found lately that there is becoming less and less worthy of responding
to.  Nothing in-depth, usually FAQs, and quite repetitive.

So I just dump out 130kB patches and hope someone of knowledge does a peer
review on it to make sure I'm not missing anything. I'm not one of the best
coders on this list but I pick up things quickly.

>but What mud do you code for?

CircleMUD. :)

>I havn't seen the listing anywhere.

Short version: I started a CircleMUD and learned C through it.  Then I was
hit by a memory overflow caused by a stock CircleMUD bug where it would
read a 'xname' line into a too-small buffer.
(  It took me 2
months to figure it out because I had never encountered one at the time and
I didn't feel like working on my own MUD afterward because of
disillusionment.  So I started on CircleMUD and soon had amassed enough
patches, fixes, etc. that Jeremy offered me a job.

And that's why you get such huge patches of bugfixes to digest. :)

On a more CircleMUD note, expect a new CVS snapshot sometime late Tuesday
when I should finally be able to merge all of the code changes I have into
the mainline tree.  No real release, sorry, that's not my department.

George Greer, | Genius may have its limitations, but   (mostly) | stupidity is not thus handicapped.    |                  -- Elbert Hubbard

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