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Re: Minimal.DB

On Tue, 14 Nov 1995, Kipp the Kidd wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Nov 1995, Seth I. Rich wrote:
> > So I was once again hacking minimal.db, and I notice that I'm always
> > starting with the same steps.  Why doesn't minimal.db consist of a single
> > object, #0, which is a player and a programmer and a wizard, with a
> > :do_login_command verb which returns #0?  I don't see any reason for
> > minimal.db to contain a room or root parents at all.
> I agree.. I immediately recycled everything and started coding AS #0.  In 
> the MOO now, #1-owned verbs are wizpermed, and #0-owned verbs aren't.  
> Like a $hacker.  I suggest setting up an easy login and $room so other 
> wizzes may log in and communicate easily. (for those doing a social-type moo)

I only did it a few times, but rapidly decided that I didn't like the 
structure either.  My biggest concern was putting eval on the room, and 
not the player.  Without an eval verb on the player, #-1 is a nasty place 
to visit :^)

Anyway, I suspect it was just a handwritten hack by Pavel that he used to 
start up LambdaMOO, and he wasn't expecting much more out of it than a 

I hacked a few things, and then did ;dump_database()

I had my own personal Minimal.db after that, that conformed to my 
requirements exactly.



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