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Re: ANSI codes and unreadables

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Sat Dec 4 16:29:38 1993 )

Date: Sat, 4 Dec 93 13:35:42 -0800
From: jsp@glia.biostr.washington.edu (Jeff Prothero)
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU

| The MUD should _not_ allow non-glyph non-space characters in its input.  

More precisely, muds should default to cooked mode for network I/O,
users should have to explicitly select raw 8-bit I/O if they want it.

Raw 8-bit I/O is in fact frequently handy for anyone attempting
nontrivial projects based on a mudserver core, as moo-cows list
traffic demonstrates:  having to effectively uuencode datastreams
to get them through the netport is a bug, not a feature, in many
multimedia type applications.