Re: ASCII Player Files

From: Mike Stilson (
Date: 08/27/02

On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 02:58:42PM -0400, Alex wrote:
>> i want to here fromboth sides as to why to ornot to use asicc
>> pfiles.
>preference.  not caring.  maintainability.
>in order:
>1) preference
>2) not caring
>3) maintainability

Missed the only one that is real one-sided...
4: Extensibility.
   ASCII pfiles allow you to change/add-to/remove-from what is in the
   pfile with just a couple small changes (usually in db.c).  Binary
   pfiles and you usually wind up having to write a li'l (yeah, it takes
   like 5 minutes and is really simplistic) hack to convert your old
   pfiles over each time you change ANYTHING that is stored there.


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