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Re: driver #xxxx => $name lookups

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Oct 2 17:53:50 1995 )

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 17:34:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: James C Deikun <jcdst10+@pitt.edu>
To: 869683 Gillespie Brandon James <brandon@avon.declab.usu.edu>
Cc: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: <9510022114.AA10599@avon.declab.usu.edu>

On Mon, 2 Oct 1995, 869683 Gillespie Brandon James wrote:

> that it looks for on root, but this gets really ugly, like MOO.  However,
> what if we were to do this, but have the known variable be set online,
> with the default being no variable (and no #xxx->$name lookups).  Then,
> the db could perhaps call set_objname_lookup('objname), to set it to
> lookup on 'objname variable defined on root, or set_objname_lookup(0), which
> would shut it off...
> Does this repulse/appeal to anybody?  This would definitely simplify a
> lot of things...

Um, it repulses me ...

Either have the driver keep track of it, or have the lookup in the DB.  
Don't try to combine them in such an odd way.

James "yay, chimera" Deikun