[MUD-Dev] MUD Design Fundamentals (Was: Looking for

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Mon Sep 1 11:40:42 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

On 30/08/97 at 09:48 PM, Ola Fosheim Gr stad  <olag at ifi.uio.no> said:

>My main point was that persistance isn't neccessarily going to save
>your butt, although it "sounds like magic".  I would at least go for
>secondary backup functions that store information in an easily
>parsable format for saving and loading the most essential
>information.  If not, you are probably stuck with your initial
>design, or have to accept more clean wipes than you like.

My approach, much like ColdX, is to use a binary compressed
storage/runtime format which can be later devolved to a human-readable
format.  I extend ColdX's model slightly with logging, rollbacks, and
transaction support.  I haven't wiped a DB in years.

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