[MUD-Dev] Re: PDMud thread summary
emily at thelonious.new.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 26 17:45:17 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998
I believe, but don't know for certain, that the idea was to reduce
the number of reserved words. It's certainly a bit bizarre.
Adam J. Thornton (adam at phoenix.Princeton.EDU) spake thusly:
> Which brings me to a point that is certainly language-implementation
> relevant, but not necessarily mud-specific:
> WHY does C use the same keyword, "static," for "function you can't see
> outside this source file" and "Variable whose value persists between
> function calls" ?
> Is there some perfectly good reason for this that I've never understood?
> Or is it just overloading for the sake of overloading?
> If 2), let's be really careful to *not* do this in our MUD language.
> adam at princeton.edu
> "There's a border to somewhere waiting, and a tank full of time." - J. Steinman
> MUD-Dev: Advancing an unrealised future.
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