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Re: Suggestion, re: Minimal.db
> A 700 lines verb that cause commands like @grep to run out of ticks is
Actually, this depends on what server hardware you're using.
> It just perfom a job. If the users of that verb were less lazy they would
> have rewritten it... or is everyone disgusted by digging through 700 lines
> of code ? (No offense Def.)
Actually, I did rewrite it, into an object called Autoport Utilities.
This object allows porting from A to B while on MOO C, for example,
two-way porting (to or from your MOO), and more robustness (it's
extremely reliable as far as porting the whole object). This object is
available as #177 on RiverMOO (river.honors.indiana.edu 8888).
> > This may necessitate a standard for Moos - like #0, some
> > place where autoport can find pointers to 'known' objects -
> >perhaps Everyman has changed, or something like that. That way
> >Autoport can correct code that is made Autoportable via keywords
> Ever heard about $sysobj and $no_one? no? maybe you should not port stuff...
You missed the point -- some objects, like Quinn's utilities from Lambda,
are considered `essential', as are many room generics, player classes
(read: Frand's), etc. Not every important generic is corified.
> Do you port obj with your wizard character ? if yes, please leave me the
> address of your MOO... I will drop by...
You're obliged to port as a wizard, unless someone's violated my
copyright and given Autoport to non-wizards.
> Janus (very lazy - why should I use @autoport when emacs does the job more
> quickly and without wiz perms ?)
Autoport was written for people WITHOUT fancy client programs. Don't
take TinyFugue or EMACS for granted -- there are more wizards using
straight telnet than not. It was also written to port large amounts of
object code into your MOO, presumably to get a new site going. There are
other factors involved in the decision to make it wizard-only, which I
can enumerate for any interested parties.
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