Re: [CODE] Just a thought

From: Christian Loth (
Date: 08/10/00


On Tue, Aug 08, 2000 at 02:30:38PM +0400, Andrey Fidrya wrote:
> I think using Sammy's pfiles for stock CircleMUD is a Very Bad idea.
> A lot better is to use Windows Registry style files so field order doesn't
> matter.

Luckily, this is .ini-style and not registry style.
[LOCAL_MUD\LIBRARY\DATA\PLAYER\Reg_sz playerid = 12345]
in a pfile would be a horror,not? :)
Especially with dozens of values.

> This type of pfile is perfectly readable by human and can be safely
> modified in plain text editor.  I use registry-like pfile system in my MUD
> and it works great! I'm ready to rewrite my code for CircleMUD if you
> decide to replace binary pfiles with registry-like ascii ones.

[sample snipped]

Another solution might be using XML, as the standard which seems
to evolve as the x-platform standard for data storage. However,
writing a good XML-parser is not a trivial task.

- Chris

Christian Loth
Coder of 'Project Gidayu'
Computer Science Student, University of Dortmund -

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