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

Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no> Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no>
Mon Sep 1 17:15:00 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


[J C Lawrence:]

>Rather than get into definitional arguments, its probably easist to
>comment on what I do, which is pretty close in this regard to ColdX:
>
>  Everything is persistant.  That means all code, all objects, all
>methods, all attributes, all relations, all references, everything. 
>The easiest way to think of this possibly would be to consider battery
>backed RAM or core memory (magnetic rings et al).  
>
>  Persistance is hidden from the user.  Its automatic, hidden, and
>implicit.  The user never actually deals with it or sees the
>mechanics.  

But this is a taskspecific system right?  That's something different,
because the realtime-problems of connections and external events and
systemclock can be hidden "under the hood".

I figured we were talking about general "make no assumptions"
programminglanguages with persistence (if they exist at all,
general languages, that is).

If we are talking userprogramming (which I don't even consider as
I don't want to give programmers an advantage over other people) then
you don't have much choice, but to go for a persistent objectstore.
If you want a sane system..  But then again, with userprogramming you
are giving up some control over the object-system, and major changes
are not an option anyway.

Ola.



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