[Home] [Downloads] [Search] [Help/forum]


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about MUDs.

Summary What is the difference between a coder and a builder?
Question What is the difference between a coder and a builder? Are they the same?

A. A coder maintains the source code of the MUD server. This is generally written in the C language. Here is an example of what C code looks like:

    for (pos = GetHeadPosition (); pos; )
      repair = GetNext (pos);
      if (iMilestone++ % 32 == 0)
        UpdateProgressBar (iMilestone);

      // check keeper in area
	    mob = get_mob_index (repair->keeper);
      if (!mob)
          Warning(repair, "Mobile %i is not in area.", repair->keeper );

      }   // end of processing each repair

You would change the server code to add new functionality.

A builder adds new rooms to the "virtual world" that comprises the MUD. This does not require any knowledge of C programming. Generally speaking, if you were starting a new MUD you would need to build rather than code.

Here is an example of what a builder might type for a room description, using the SMAUG code-base:

Vertic Avenue~
You continue down Vertic Avenue.  To the east you can see the stone structure
of the warrior's, the cathedral rises in the west, and to the north you can
seen an intersection.
0 1048576 1
Vertic Avenue and Justice Road cross just north of here.
0 -1 21004
A rather bland portion of Vertic Avenue lies to the south.
0 -1 21002

The job of a builder can be simplified by using either online or offline building tools.

Search for word or phrase

Enter a word or phrase in the box below to narrow the list down to those that match.

Search for:   

Leave blank to show all FAQs.

View all MUDs FAQ


Quick links: MUSHclient. MUSHclient help. Forum shortcuts. Posting templates. Lua modules. Lua documentation.

Information and images on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License unless stated otherwise.


Written by Nick Gammon - 5K   profile for Nick Gammon on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites   Marriage equality

Comments to: Gammon Software support
[RH click to get RSS URL] Forum RSS feed ( https://gammon.com.au/rss/forum.xml )

[Best viewed with any browser - 2K]    [Hosted at FutureQuest]