Re: Things maybe "TODO"

From: George (
Date: 12/17/98

On Thu, 17 Dec 1998, Eduo wrote:

>On Thu, 17 Dec 1998, George wrote:
>> * OasisOLC
>> * OBuild
>I think adding just the framework would be better, or the olcnote system
>that was around. Although I use Oasis I think lots of people like to hack
>their own solution.

I agree with that, that's why I started generic routines in OasisOLC 2.0.
Further progress on that will probably be one of the presents.

>> * Threads
>>         Limited to Linux, Solaris, Windows, and maybe FreeBSD.
>I must say I don't agree with this (in the same way I don't agree porting
>to C++), it hinders one of the best things Circle has. Portability.

Ah, but threads would be something interesting (and hair-pulling) to work
with.  With one thread per player, you're free to do blocking reads and
writes and generally simplify the main code loop at the expense of

>> * ASCII Pfile
>>         Likely to be included.
>I'd give a vote for this. I have been waiting for a nice stock
>implementation of this (I haven't been able of making my own and the ones
>around don't quite fit me).

I had planned to use the one Sammy wrote, unless he objects. :)

>> * BufferSys
>>         I'm doing a makeover at the moment with it so I have yet to figure
>>         out what it is going to become.  Most likely it would be nice.
>I have no idea what this could be about..:)

Basically a bad-memory-use tracker and thread-safe buffer allocation.

>> * DG Scripts
>> * DG Events
>>         Obvious reasons, but overkill? Maybe, maybe not.
>I vote for the scripts, I still haven't used events but they seem to be

Use neither, since I don't have a MUD, so I don't know.

>> * NoteOLC
>>         Alternative to OasisOLC and OBuild.  It'd be basically the same as
>>         writing the world files by hand, except online.
>This is what I was referring to, since it is so simple it can easily be
>substituted (specially if it is nicely contained in #defines) or coexist
>with another solution.

It's basically a couple lines of code added around string_add(), nothing

>> * RaceEdit/ClassEdit (
>>         Intriguing idea.
>Hadn't thought about this. What does it mean? instead of adding races or
>classes in stock give only defaults that are editable or that can be added

Classes and races read from a file at bootup which can be modified on the
fly with an online editor.

>> I'll also keep a running tab of new ideas on the list as I remember
>> and put them there.  I also have a mailbox of 13 'todo' items I'll
>> stick on the list shortly.  I think Daniel Koepke's 'it' idea is in
>> there somewhere...
>I have been thinking about a "revert" command for Oasis (or any OLC), in
>which you simply "reread" the latest saved version from disk and discard
>changes. This could be good for when you really mess up a zone (whatever
>reason) or for when you edit by hand while the mud is running.
>This isn't implemented already, is it?

Nope, and the current CircleMUD db routines make it extremely hard to do

Which reminds me of something else I wanted to do...

George Greer

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