Re: Circle: Important: Should Circle switch to ASCII playerfiles?

From: DoDGeR (dodger@WPI.EDU)
Date: 04/25/95

>>  I should clarify.  Circle will use *either* binary playerfiles *or* ASCII
>> playerfiles.  It will not be a configuration option.  That'll make the code
>> too incredibly complex.

I prefer the Binary, both because of easy of use, (one fwrite and it is all
there) and the savings on space.  writing a converter really isn't that hard.
the purgeplay.c contains all the hard file grabbing and saving stuff, you just
need to convert the structures between the read and the write.  You will still
need to write a conversion routine for the ascii file any ways,  because if you
just insert a new structure over the old one in the file, you are most likely
gonna overwrite someone else's character.

Masque 4000

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