[MUD-Dev] Re: Missing the point: OpenMUD, Gamora, Casbah, etc.

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Tue Oct 27 21:04:24 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

[Bruce Mitchener, Jr.:]

 >for x in [1 .. 100000000000000] {
 >        /* don't run out of ticks */
 >        refresh();
 >        y += "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa";

Just me being contentious again, but why not just impose an arbitrary
time limit on *any* total execution event (not overideable by anyone
except the top administrator), and/or put a hard limit on the total
length of a string?

Why have 'refresh()' (which appears to renew the execution time limit)?
If the core system needs it, make it only usable inside code that has
core system authority.

Don't design inefficiency in - it'll happen in the implementation. - me

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

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