[MUD-Dev] Re: mud client development systems

Sunny Gulati sunnywiz at radiks.net
Tue Dec 8 00:50:46 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

At 10:52 AM 12/7/98 -0800, "Bruce Mitchener, Jr." <bruce at cybersight.com> wrote:
>Have you looked at MCP/2.1?
>While it is mainly used in the MOO world, it is definitely not limited to
>just being used there.  Client support exists in the form of TkMOO-light
>(whose author is on this list).
>Info about it can be found at http://www.moo.mud.org/mcp/
>Info about TkMOO-light can be found at
> - Bruce

No, I hadn't heard of it.  It looks pretty nice.  Incidentally, when I started 
thinking of this protocol a year a go or so, i called it MCP. :)   Here's my 
analysis of how it applies to my situation: 

1.  it seems to require that messages start at the begining of a line (i assume
this means after a newline or something similar).  As I am currently layering 
my stuff on top of a [running] lpmud, the prompt unfortunately seems to get in 
the way.   I like their model of quoting, though - I think I might adopt that 
part of the standard, except that stuff can begin anywhere in the line (and 
extends to end of line). 

2. I also like the way that it handles sending multiline arguments in a message.

3. The chord stuff is way cool too.  I'm going to have to reread that part

4. I think that I have a few more layers in my protocol than MCP.   Most obvious
is the query/response message pair which can keep track of "unanswered"

All in all, It is an awesome read, though.   Thank you very much for
pointing me 
at those web pages. 


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