[MUD-Dev] Networking architecture overview

Brian Hook brianhook at pyrogon.com
Thu Oct 18 16:08:15 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001

Amanda Walker said:

> Yes, indeed.  Very smooth.  A simple scheme that provides exactly
> the sort and amount of reliability the software needs, with no
> extra fluff.  This idea isn't, like, patented or anything, is it? 
> :-)

No, this isn't patented (at least, not by Carmack), and he would
shudder at the thought.  Not to fawn over him, but part of John's
genius is that he generally does exactly as you state -- he
refactors the problem at a higher level and then addresses it
appropriately, instead of looking at implementations and seeing how
best they adapt to his problem.  His work on graphics pretty has
pretty much followed that route, pursuing very non-traditional ways
of accomplishing amazing results.

Okay, fan boy mode off =)


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