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Re: names

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Fri Apr 1 11:32:30 1994 )

Date: Fri, 01 Apr 1994 09:28:24 -0600 (MDT)
From: the Lynx <BRANDON@cc.usu.edu>
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU

> I was under the impression names were different than dbrefs.
> name:  $funky_chicken
> dbref: #1234
> so changing get_name(); to get_dbref(); is not necessarily a good idea.

I'm not sure how greg has it, the whole thing looks rather confusing/messy

Right now I would like "id" for one reference and "dbref" for the other
(interchangeable, although I think dbref should be $reference), but the more I
think about it, using "name" in the core is just a bad thing, as it confuses
the hell out of some people and can also be mis-understood by a few (MOO'ers. 
I dont care if this isn't MOO, or of MOO isn't everything, a majority of the
people who will be using our core will come from MOO).  I'm eventually going to
structure CDC like:

$vr object:
     ,id 'chair_234
   ,name ["chair", "blue", 'informal]

or non-$vr would just have ,id.  And ,name is "vr_name", where you parse the
elements depending upon how they want the name (i.e. "the blue chair").


(I will use 'id' for now (sigh)).