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RE: Where'd MOO come from?
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 1996 14:34:45 PST
From: Roger Crew <email@example.com>
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If the guy's name is Steven White (a.k.a. ghond) then yes, he actually
*did* write the first version of MOO. Pavel's version is called
"LambdaMOO" in part to distinguish it from this earlier "MOO"
>Sent: Sunday, November 03, 1996 1:39 PM
>Subject: Where'd MOO come from?
>I was recently corresponding with a someone, and somehow we got started
>on the topic of MOO's. The conversation evolved into this:
>> > I was under the impression that the MOO server was built by Pavel Curtis
>> yeah, that's what everyone thinks. kind of a pet peeve of mine. in 2nd
>> i designed the language (before i learned C++, which explains some of the
>> weird syntax.. kind of a mishmash of C, Ada and SmallTalk), coded up the
>> version, and put it out on the net. pavel grabbed it and extended it.
>> if you look at the source, though, you'll see my name.
>Now if this guy was just some yahoo then I wouldn't give it a second
>thought, but he's the kind of guy who just might have done something like
>Anyone care to shed any illumination on this?
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