[MUD-Dev] Re: Bruce Sterling on Virtual Community goals
cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Mon Oct 19 22:50:45 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998
>The RFC allows a compliant implementation to respond "No, I don't do that."
>to options it doesn't feel like supporting. I used this freedom a lot.
Nod. An important one for me was NAWS (Negotiate About Window Size), which
lets the server know how big the window of the client is. I also did
BINARY, SUPGA and ENDOFRECORD because they are pretty trivial. Also the
IAC stuff for escaped things.
>I don't think a single monolithic server would be flexible enough for
>what most of us are interested in. I'd build a mix and match collection
>of components for things like internal language. Some successful MUDs
>don't have internal languages at all, and that's a model we should support
So, you're thinking it could have either some hard-coded scenario
stuff, or could have it soft-coded in an internal MUD language? I guess
that's do-able. Haven't most systems that started out without an
in-MUD language eventually added one, just to gain the flexibility?
Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
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