[MUD-Dev] Python script as stand alone MUD server...

Brian Hook brianhook at pyrogon.com
Mon Jan 26 21:36:29 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004


On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13:01 -0500, Edward Glowacki wrote:

> I'm not sure why it's not more popular for MUDs, other than the
> fact that more people know C than Python, so they code in what
> they know...

Well, that also tends to fly against the conventional wisdom that
most MUD codebases are edited by non-programmers, hence the majority
of MUDs that run derivatives of 10+ year old codebases.

> Finding programmers that know it.  I can't see any reason why a
> MUD written in Python (with a few of the appropriate modules in C)
> running on decent hardware couldn't be fast enough for a MUD.

Not just Python, but other equally likely candidates such as Ruby
(other than supposedly being Godawful slow, at least according to
the GCLS*), JavaScript (via SpiderMonkey embedding) and Lua (which
I'm using).

Brian

* Yes, benchmarks suck blah blah blah, but hey, it's what we have.
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