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