Re: Circle: Important: Should Circle switch to ASCII player

From: Anthony Spataro (
Date: 04/27/95

As far as conversion goes, both binary and ASCII have their strong 
points. Binary is easy to convert when you change the structure, but very 
easily corrupted if you don't make damn well sure that everything's been 
converted.  Ascii takes a bit more effort when saving or loading in the 
form of a lot of calls to fprintf or fscanf, but is very, very hard to 
corrupt and extremely flexible.  If somebody is seriously thinking of 
running a MUD on a machine, the machine shouldn't be bothered too much by 
the extra file I/O.

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