[MUD-Dev] Re: Bruce Sterling on Virtual Community goals

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Mon Oct 19 17:37:55 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


[Jon Leonard:]

 >Even if there isn't interest, figuring out a base feature set would be
 >useful, and I'd extract parts of my own server to match.  (I have a fully
 >RFC compliant telnet server, which I could disentangle from the rest of my
 >code, for example.)

Hmm. That's just what I'm working on now. Stole the code from earlier
stuff. Do you handle all of the RFC's, including things like LINEMODE?
I was planning on cleaning up my stuff when done and offering it as an
example of telnet handling. Two examples are likely better than one!

 >If there isn't a clear idea of what would be a useful base to extend on,
 >that says something very interesting about the future of MUD design.

Perhaps that a lot of those writing servers from scratch are doing it
mostly for fun? Either that or are doing commercial projects where the
use of outside code might present legal problems?
:-)

I'd be game to do an in-MUD programming language component, but I betcha
few people would like the language (mostly strongly typed, syntax not
at all like C, etc.)

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Chris Gray     cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA




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