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RE: Minimal.db

I've been bringing up a new generic moocore of my own on an off-and-on
basis from the minimal.db,  (I hope to construct a major features list and just 
post it here and see what people think one of these days...)  and have done
much the same with eval, however I have virtually every builtin, including
eval, wizprotected.  I'd suggest adding a set_caller_perms() before the 
argstr in your example (along with definits for me=player and 

I also have a tick counter, which is great for figuring how long things take to
execute, but gets blown up royally when you do any suspend()'ing. :)

One verb I'd love to have seen added to the server here would be something
like #0:do_after_command(),  which would allow me to extract a tick-count on
any verb in the system as well as a number of other possibilities.

From:  Jefferson M. Dubrule[]
Sent:  Sunday, March 10, 1996 12:42 AM
Subject:  Re: Minimal.db

--- wrote:
This probably has nothing to do with the way the server works or anything,
but a good starting verb for eval would be
notify(player,toliteral(eval(argstr+";"))); . maybe it can go in the readme
or something.
--- end of quoted material ---
Agreed.  On my MOO (DartMOOth), which got off the ground a few days ago,
we are starting from Minimal.db.  I copied the eval verb from the 
README-Minimal.db (with the addition of a tick counter).  To improve it, 
one of the other wizards wrote a reasonable facsimile of toliteral().  When
I mentioned the existance of the built-in, he made a comment about hitting
his head against a wall.

I can see no advantage that tostr() has over toliteral(), so is this now
in the server purely for reasons of backwards-compatibility?


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