Re: Repeating prompts

From: Tony Robbins (
Date: 01/03/00

On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Daniel Staudt wrote:

> the way i see it is if all the clients worked right for bpl 15 and some had
> problems with bpl 16 then something is wrong with the changes put in bpl 16

So, what you're saying is that if, previously, zMUD and CircleMUD agreed
that 2 + 2 == 3, and then CircleMUD was the first to realize that
2 + 2 == 4, it should agree that 2 + 2 == 3 just because it causes zMUD to
stutter over the newfound fact.

And nobody should have ever accepted the world is round, because it was
already widely accepted that the world is flat, and it worked well enough
before the correction, anyway.

Is this oversimplification?  Oh, definitely.  But if you think about it,
it correlates [sp?].

The telnet protocol has specifications regarding how it is to properly
work. Both CircleMUD and many MUD clients did not comply, which meant
they were both 'bugged' because they did not operate how they were
supposed to.

CircleMUD has corrected the error, which exposes the error in zMUD.
CircleMUD does not have a bug, zMUD and other clients do.

By maintaining its stance, CircleMUD will force client coders to fix their

_Absolutely NOTHING_ stops a MUD operator from re-breaking his/her MUD if
he/she chooses.

But the decision to remain working correctly has been made, and isn't

Doesn't that sort of exhaust this thread?


Aside:  Has anyone tried the Corel Linux?  I ordered the deluxe so I'd at
least have full WordPerfect for Linux.  I'm going to set up a server in my
dorm, and I was just wondering what people thought of the product (notedly
offtopic, but accompanying an on-topic message).

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