Re: Repeating prompts in zMUD and bpl16,client or severproblem?was Re: [CIRCLE] Login?

From: Warren Robbins (
Date: 01/01/00

On Sat, 1 Jan 2000, Daniel A. Koepke wrote:

[various good points snipped]

> > The option for an #if seems to be the best solution until the clients
> > conform to standards.
> Which they won't ever if everyone chooses to hide the fact that they're
> broken.  Put it upfront, make it visible to everyone, make the explanation
> widely available and easily understandable, and either force the
> developers to fix their clients or force those clients into extinction.  I
> don't think anyone loses ANYTHING from having the extra lines showing in
> broken clients.


I just want to point out that for people who want to put the break/fix
(depending on perspective) into their MUD, there's nothing to stop them.
However, having the distribution itself _explicitly_ follow the standards
is the only leverage that the CircleMUD community has to ensure that fixes

Perhaps it should be added to the CircleMUD FAQ, so that people who take
the time to read documentation find out from which end the issue comes.

(sarcastically) But who reads FAQs, really?


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