Re: (re) MobProg acts

From: Thomas G. Dailey (
Date: 12/07/95

On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, Pink Floyd wrote:

> What about three mobs in a room that all respond to "Hello"?  Or 4 mobs?
> You could definitely get a nasty infinite loop there... it might actually
> be a better idea to have mobs not talk to each other.  Or, you could have
> some kind of function/data array that keeps track of all the mobs who run
> that mob prog (btw, I have not worked with mob progs so I don't really know
> about them) to try and prevent useless discussion among mobs...
> Is this relevant, or has my ignorance of mob progs led to an incoherent 
> contribution to this discussion?
The easiest and most logical way to stop infinite loops with mob progs is
to not write them in the first place.  I've implemented many greet_progs
that the other mobs respond to but I have made sure that none of them are
exactly the same and have made sure that mobs that can cross zones don't
have them.  If your builders are smart within their zones, then this will
not happen.

Tom Dailey
Gore - IMP
ZombieMUD 2150

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