[MUD-Dev] Naming and Directories?

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at futuresouth.com
Fri Mar 12 05:04:33 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999

On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 11:44:08PM -0800, a little birdie told me
that Mark Gritter remarked
> A potential drawback I see is increased memory usage (perhaps prohibitely
> so.)  Benefits to CPU time by doing "smarter" lookups are probably not likely 
> to be a big win.

Rule of thumb.
Memory is cheap.  You can upgrade memory (and storage to an even greater
degree) quicker, easier, less intrusively, cheaper, and further than CPU.
In most of my programs, scripts, etc in my Real Work (tm) I ALWAYS blow
memory left and right to save on CPU time.

Reference arrays are my favorite gimmick with these things.  Sorta a
'poor man's RDBMS'  ;)

> Mark Gritter
> mgritter at cs.stanford.edu


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