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Re: Minimal.DB

IMHO, I just think there should be a MOO Database Archive, housing all manner
of core databases for specific functions.  Like an RPG Core for RPG MOOs 
(AD&D perhaps?) or something similar; then cores for social (talker) MOOs
(Perhaps with channel communications), etc, etc.

Timothy Brown <>

On Wed, 15 Nov 1995, C. Regis Wilson 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.
> >
> The question is, "What is truly minimal?"  Some might argue that LambdaCore
> is minimal.  Others posit that ZenMOO ( is minimal,
> but which version, since there are two?  Don't get me wrong, I agree with you,
> but perhaps the core could be released with several different "minimal"
> cores.  Shall we say that a core under 1K is minimal?  Then, we could have
> in the distribution:
> minimal.db(old)
> sort_of_minimal.db
> mostly_minimal.db
> the_latest_in_minimal_dbs.db
> Pavel?
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