[MUD-Dev] Embedded languages, object persistance... ack.

icecube at ihug.co.nz icecube at ihug.co.nz
Wed Jan 19 09:22:15 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


On Tue, Jan 18, 2000 at 01:17:25AM -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Jan 2000 15:20:42 -0500 
> Jay Carlson <nop at mitre.org> wrote:
> 
> > The big lose of persistence is that it's harder to get things back
> > to a known state if your code screws up.  
> 
> In general this is a function of transaction and logging models.
> Given a well implemented transactional model rolling back the log to 
> the last set of compleat transactions *should* be cheap and fast.

I read Jay's comment more along the lines of "if your code screws up and
creates 50,000 Swords-o'-Death scattered across the world" rather than a
transaction issue. If your world is persistant, you can't just "fix the code
and reboot" to get back to an undamaged game state.

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