Of disk swapping, database structure & project management..

Greg Munt greg at uni-corn.demon.co.uk
Thu May 1 21:03:20 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


Has anyone experimented with swapping unused parts of the mud database to 
disk, reading it back in when needed? What sort of format is it stored in 
(eg binary, ASCII, etc)?

Also, what were your considerations when designing the structure of the 
db (both memory and disk images) - ie i have a hex tree (like binary 
tree, but with 16 child nodes instead of 2), but im not sure how 
efficient it is.. a number of calculations have to be made to progress 
down each 'level' of the tree, I was wondering what other ppl had done?

Now my project report has been handed in (phew) I can now accept 
contributions from others. At the present time, there are about three or 
four interested parties. Has anyone had any particularly good/bad 
experiences related to project management in the area of mud development?

The more I travel up the learning curve, the steeper it seems to get.. 
ah, but I'll get there in the end (wont i??)

Greg.

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