[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.)

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

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