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Re: [APROG] $local (was Re: Suggestion, re: Minimal.db)
> I was thinking of & as a prefix character because I'm used to it (which is
> obviously the less logical reason of using it :-) There are probably better
> candidate, like ^ or _
> Any suggestions?
> What would be the best prefix to avoid conflicts with existing code?
I'm actually looking at Mr. Smith's module proposal, and wondering if the
MOO world at large would be willing to accept the existence of
$local.local_objects. This would be a standard object, updated
regularly, that maintained a listing of the `regular' generics and their
local object numbers. This `registry' of sorts could also act as a way
of tracking the aforementioned database modules. The listing could
consist of keywords and corresponding numbers, for example:
To port something using Autoport Utilities, you'd provide a keyword
(prefixed with &) and the utilities object would do the lookup. Example:
@@copy &firstname.lastname@example.org:8888 password=foobar to new
A list of the known and accepted keywords would be periodically posted
here and/or maintained at a Web site, and local wizards or players could
keep their registries updated. This is where the local-corify command
would come in handy.
Something like this could doubtlessly be incorporated into the Museum
rooms already available on several sites.
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