MOO-cows Mailing List Archive


Re: really stupid newbie question

A more general system of handling @go would be to use a room database.  
Then, just look up a name in the room database to get the # of the room.  
That's how @go works on BayMOO and many other MOOs.  I don't have the 
actual code with me, so I'm sorry if I can't give an example of how to 
impliment such a thing.  Feel free to stop by BayMOO some time and check 
out the @go verb.

(The room database is just a child of the generic database, that's part 
of the core.  The room database itself is not, unless it got added to 
LambdaCORE recently.  It works the same way as the player database.)


Server - the executable that you make when you compile all the C code you 
ftp off of parcftp.  The one you're using is version 1.7.9p2.

Core   - the central, most important part of the database.  Generally, if 
an object can be referenced with a $name, that object is part of the 
core.  The starter database you pick off of parcftp, LambdaCORE, is an 
example of a core, although the core doesn't go away when you run the 
MOO.  You can even add new objects to the core. (in LambdaCORE, use the 
command @corify to add an object to the core.)  Don't go core happy 
though, this should only be used on extremely central objects, and not 
cosmetic things like your favorite generic room that has seats and details 
and leaky cealings and toilets that really clog.  :-)



Home | Subject Index | Thread Index