Re: [CODE] Tick counter

From: Daniel A. Koepke (
Date: 04/14/99

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Anthony Benjamin wrote:

> do{
> dreams junk
> }while(originialHP < GETHIT(ch))

Which wouldn't be a good idea since CircleMUD is a non-threaded,
multiplexing, asynchronous server.  In other words: nothing would be done
until the function terminates.  If I do,

  while (1) {
    ... connection and timing handling

  void some_function(int tick)
    while (!(tick % SOME_VAL)) {

assuming the internal loop of some_function() doesn't alter tick, we have
an infinite loop.  If some_function() does alter the value of tick, then
we have poor programming and what would be perceived as lag by other
connections to the game while some_function() does whatever it needs to
do, which means CircleMUD would be completely unresponsive until such time
as some_function() returns -- which may be nearly instantaneous, as all of
CircleMUD's functions are; several seconds; several minutes; several
hours.  Whatever.  It's *NOT* a good idea.


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