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Want to program a MUD in PERL?

Posted by Sirfer [send private reply] at August 01, 2002, 04:31:27 AM

Okay....I am a beginning programmer (ie: I suck). I need someone with some experience to help me. If anyone is interested you can reach me on AIM as NinjitSerge, on MSN messenger as NinjitSerge@hotmail.com and on yahoo messnger as elfingreenchild. Ermm...It'll be a Mythical RPG if you care to know. I could really use help. Thanks.

Posted by eXorcus [send private reply] at August 01, 2002, 07:18:11 AM

Wow, perl? My experience with Perl is limited to only CGI scripts, but as far as my knowledge goes Perl wouldn't be the language of choice for a MUD...were you thinking of executing it on a server as a CGI script or using GUI modules in Linux? I do have some Perl experience and I can help if you'd like, but I'm unsure of how this could be implemented.

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at August 01, 2002, 11:08:08 AM

Perl is used for text processing. It would probably be good for a MUD because of its powerful regular expressions.

Posted by Sirfer [send private reply] at August 05, 2002, 05:09:28 AM

If you are interested please contact me...I put all the info in my first post.

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at August 07, 2002, 03:47:17 PM

I hate to be a nitpick or anything, but if you're only starting out, then programming a MUD will not be a good idea, not even with help from someone who knows what he's doing. A MUD is very complex, and must keep track of a lot of things at once, and while it's certainly not impossible to do, it's hard to do well.

Some of the bigger MUD systems out there, still suffer from a fair bit of bugs. Anyway, should you decide to go ahead with it anyway, then I wish you good luck.

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