Re: Important: Should Circle switch to ASCII playerfiles?

From: Kjell Thomas Pedersen (
Date: 04/23/95

On Mon, 24 Apr 1995, Jeremy Elson wrote:

> I cannot in good conscience make such a dramatic increase in the complexity
> of the CircleMUD system when a much better solution is staring me in the
> face: switch over to a paradigm of ASCII playerfiles, and consolidate
> all data there.  On a similar, related note, the Mail and Board systems
> will probably also switch over to being ASCII-based -- simple text files
> always win over unreadable binary files.
> Comments are welcome.  I haven't come to a firm decision on this yet, and
> although I'm heavily inclined to make the switch, I'd be willing to stay
> with binary if there's serious opposition.
> Serious comments only please.  All flames will be happily ignored.
> --Jeremy Elson

This is definatly a better solution.  As a few ppl responded with before, 
most ppl have the space and cpu (not that I think it will be any 
noticable change to switch to ASCii based files) to handle this. 

Gets two thumbs up from me.   (whatever that means....) B)


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