Re: [OPTIMIZATION] RAM (previously: Random Thought)

From: George Greer (
Date: 10/11/00

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Treker wrote:

>That reminds me, Circle is one of the most resource-guzzling MUDs I've seen.

Depends on how big your world is.

>This does not surprise me, as Circle IS a code BASE for people to use and
>expand.  However, is memory / cpu optimization being planned (ie: new,
>faster, less-CPU-hogging search algorithms, etc) for future patches or

Optimize for what? CPU/Memory are not always mutually exclusive
optimization.  If you want the all-cpu/little-memory approach, try my
little patch I can't current find that shoves all room message/title
accesses into a file.  In the meantime, this is related:

>Binary searches could be more efficient in some cases.

Which? (Besides command list.)

>Three out of the five coders I've spoken to in the past month switched to
>ROM because it is less requiring of their systems, and I quote (not my
>words!) "Faster"...

Considering a 386 with 4MB of RAM is what CircleMUD originally could run
on, I don't expect a 600MHz Pentium III with 256 MB of RAM would care a
lot.  Now, what *you* do to the code could affect it adversely.  It could
also be you're running a lot more of something than we expected.  If there
are easy trade-offs, we can do those but memory vs. CPU isn't always

George Greer

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