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Re: driver database dumping

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Tue Nov 1 17:34:13 1994 )

From: deforest@netcom.com (Robert de Forest)
To: rayn@crossaccess.com
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 14:27:17 -0800 (PST)
Cc: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: <9411010002.AA12115@q.crossaccess.com> from "rayn@crossaccess.com" at Oct 31, 94 04:02:28 pm

> re: dumping objects with dbref instead of obnum.
> This would be nice, especially if it allowed renumbering. 
> I had some wierd cases, where I was editing a textdump that was running (doh!)
> where the obnum's chaged, so that when I saved the textdump, things were 
> way messed up. How does that relate to this?
> (the solution was to not edit a textdump in use ;)
> 	Ray   (Ash)

Renumbering could be done in-db if create coudl be forced to use an old (free)
 number. This would only be necessary for making a core which I think should
 never have any numbrs in it anyway so I'm not too excited about that.

I think this preocupation with numbers is really silly anyway :) (cosmetic).

As for editing textdumps of runnign dbs, it is my understanding that the
 textdump is ONLY read at startup and ONLY written at execution of a
 text_dump() function. I think you only screw yourself by editing a textdump
 while the server is running.

But I could be wrong, of course...

Crag / Robert