Help: Coding in bat
Short info about the type of language BatMud uses in its code
BatMud (like other LPMuds) uses an object-orientated language called LPC in
its internal objects. LPC (derived from Lars Pensj| C) is somewhat similar
to the C-language as far as syntax is concerned, one of the main differences
being the object-orientation. There would be no way a Mud could utilize
normal code since all objects interact with each other and any modification
to code would otherwise require recompilation of almost the entire mud
unless a database was in use.
The object-orientated code doesn't have a specific beginning nor an end.
When an object is first accessed a function called reset is called enabling
the coder to define what type of object we are talking about. LPC also
enables the coder to make his objects inherit, i.e. use, another object.
That way there is no need to write the entire code for a weapon each time
someone wants to add a new weapon to the game. As stated earlier, an object
doesn't have a definite starting- or endingpoint. Instead the object has a
set of functions in it which are called a various times.
For info about what the LPC language really looks like and how it works read
the rec.games.mud.lpmud FAQ about LP. Documents about LPC are also available
by FTP from ftp.lysator.liu.se in /pub/lpmud/doc
Why this helppage? Well, mainly because mortals have been asking what kind
of language is used when coding stuff for BatMud. For those who dream about
some day joining the immortals I recommend that you read through the docs
mentioned above since knowing how to code LPC is a must for a mud-coder.
Without LPC and wizards who are able to code in it there would be no BatMud.
or vote for BatMUD: TMC
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