From: George Greer (
Date: 05/18/02

On Fri, 17 May 2002, Shay wrote:

>At 05:42 PM 5/17/2002 Friday, you wrote:
>>Text parsing can be really fast.  You might be surprised to know that a
>>lex+yacc parser loads the CircleMUD world faster than the current db.c code
>Why not fully switch to an actual database?  Say, MySQL?  I've done so in
>my Java implementation of Circle and have found it to be quite fast.

Because even if we wrote SQL support we'd need text files for those people
who don't have or don't want to run an SQL server.

George Greer

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