Re: Request for database parser index format input.

From: Bill Long (
Date: 03/05/99

i'm switching over to a RDBMS based system too. so i can help out or
provide feedback or whatever. i'm using mysql and a combination of perl
and the mysql C library.

however, with the new SQL anywhere for linux, it might be a good idea to
explore it a little further. SQL anywhere is a good little RDBMS.

Klaus Myrseth wrote:
> Requires an SQL server ; this is not an option on a lot of MUD servers.
> * Then use MySQL, its a good SQL server, or drop into and get
> the free ASE (Enterprise Edition) of their SQL Server for redhat linux, or
> for normal Linux (FOR FREE), im running this on test now and its great,
> fast, AND most important supports stored procedures :).
> There is a lot of different Databases out there now, and some are free, and
> with the MyODBC/ODBC you can write the database access code to support
> multiple op systems easilly, im doing something similar now, only for java.
> Unix has got the MyODBC addon just search on the internet and if you code
> trough this standard you will likely see that a lot of people will be able
> to use this code. As everyone knows Windows platform supports ODBC and when
> i was looking on the MySQL database for linux i found MyODBC for linux and
> so on.
> And i think the Database option will really open new possibilities for
> zonehandling/memory handling...
> Here is one of the things we are going to do with the new Viking2000 code we
> are doing the paperwork on now - Make a zonesystem where only "system zones"
> are loaded into the game at start, when a player walks into a zone, PROTO:
> ResultSet = SELECT * FROM ROOMTABLE WHERE ZoneNumber = bla bla
> The Database possibilities is one good idea Georg, whatever anyone says
> about it, ok lets take an example (my favuorite) the player database, you
> are changeing stats system, or maby exp system, and you want to update your
> players to fit into this new system, just do an update on all fields with a
> formula that does this :), or whatever, and i dont think the speed of the
> database access will differ much from the old system if Georg manage to make
> efficient queries and memorymanagement for the new db sypport routines,,,,,
> Caram - Imp The Home Of The Vikings...
> 5000
> Bear with me, im just happy that finally someone do something with SQL
> database for circle.
> We had this in our todo list for our mud, but now we are changeing base to
> custom owngrown so we didnt want to use to much time on it, so CHEERS GEORGE
> :)
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