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Re: Changes (0.10-4)

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Jul 11 01:08:42 1994 )

From: BRANDON@cc.usu.edu
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 1994 23:03:22 -0600 (MDT)
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU

Richelieu spaketh:
<> set_name()    => set_objname()
<> del_name()    => del_objname()
<> get_name()    => get_objnum()
< Umm, I thought those were going to become set_dbref(), etc..  and why is
< get_name becoming get_objnum when all the others use "objname"?  Or is get_name
< really a different function than I'm assuming here and not related to the
< others?

Crag suggested objname in place of objnum because it makes even more sense:
  Object Number       |    vs    |   Object Number
  Object Name         |          |   Database Reference

It sounded fine to me...

As for get_objnum, that is what the function does (i.e. it gets the objnum of

Jeff T.P. chiseled:
<> dict_add_elem()
<> dict_del_elem() => remove (since they are disappearing anyway)
< I know I have very important code that uses both of these extensively.
< I'd like to have them left in personally.  I know it can be done in db,
< but how quickly?  Speed again is the consideration.  If it can be done in
< the database without considerable loss of speed, then nevermind. . .

Well, I have not used the *_elem methods much, because I couldn't see much of a
difference between dict_add/del, other than a slight more touch of detail for
what is going on.  However, the more I consider this the more I think it may be
a good idea to leave it in, because sometimes that higher level of detail is
wanted and there really ISNT a pressing reason to rip them out (is there

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