[MUD-Dev] OS Inspiration

Greg Miller gmiller at classic-games.com
Sun Jan 2 04:10:57 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000

Phillip Lenhardt wrote:
> I myself don't have the ability to apply this code and its ideas to MUD
> design, but I feel EROS (http://www.eros-os.org/) has a lot
> to offer the MUD developer, including:

Actually, I mentioned this one once before in a security discussion

> Pure Capability Architecture

MUDs frequently do this in a primitive way by querying an object for
approval. For example, LP servers call a user-supplied "master" object
to check some permissions. Unfortunately, this is often not extended to
services provided by the mudlib. Lately, I've been considering providing
a built-in system for passing around capability tokens. It'll likely get
implemented Some Day.

> Orthogonal Global Persistence

This one's already caught on around here. It makes us happy :)

> Kernel Threads

Threading is fairly popular on the list, but we don't have a terribly
large amount of agreement on how to go about it.
Conspiracy theorists mistakenly assume others think before acting.
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