Codebase help.

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syrik
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Codebase help.

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Ok, I am wanting to play around with programming a mud. What is the simplest mud codebase that will work with a macintosh (stuck with one until I can dual-boot windows 7)? Any help is appreciated (especially help from the imms and creators of muds). I would preferably like to use python to do most of the mud, since python is so simple. Also, a quick run through of compiling the codebases (if I need to) would help a lot. Thanks!

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Omni
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Not the forums for this.

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I wouldn't try to do something so large in Python. While python can be a great language for small networked apps it doesn't hold up well against something as complex as a MUD. It simply doesn't have the memory management to handle so many concurrent connections.

Hate to say it, but you're really going to have to bite the bullet and go with C (or C++).

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Vadi
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I don't think so, Lua would go as well. I think http://prosody.im/ serves as a testament to Lua's capability for that.

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Lua looks promising (I hadn't even considered lua). There is the online book at www.lua.Org/pil, and is there anything else I should read about lua? Also, if lua doesn't work, then c/c++ is always ok. Thanks for the quick answers.

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There are no established codebases with Lua though. You'll have to make a lot of things from scratch (though a lot of the basic low-level libraries are in place).

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I guess I'll start looking at existing codebases (nakedmud/circle especially since those are the ones that I have experience playing) to see what is involved and then figure out how to convert the basic ideas into lua.

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