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MOO - its not just for cows anymore!
Programming On The MOO

MOO - That's what a cow says, right? Well...yeah...
I guess you could say that, but what we're talking 
about here is programming.

You don't really need to know anything about computers 
or computer language to learn to program in MOO because 
there's almost always someone on the MOO that is willing 
to help you learn.  Then again, sometimes you might log 
on, and you won't see anyone online for a couple of hours 
(especially if its in the middle of the night).

The MOO programming language is a cross between C++ and 
LISP, and is universal for most MOOs, so, when you learn 
a little about it, you should be good to go on just 
about any MOO.

The BEST way to learn to program is by DOING.
Fulfill the requirements for requesting a programmer's bit,
take a shot at it. When I started out, I asked a friend on 
the MOO to help me. I wanted to make a FO (FEATURE OBJECT)
and program a verb on it that would show the room:

DietCoke bites her lower lip. 

I didn't reallly care, at that point, if it was a simple 
verb to program...I just wanted to learn to do it! I suggest
you start out the same...do something simple. You will have 
a feeling of accomplishment quickly, and this will encourage
you to learn more!

By the way, for those who are interested...my first bit of code looked like this: #8411:bite none none none rxd player.location:announce_all(player.name," bites ",player.pp, " lower lip."); ^^^^^ You're probably thinking...how simple can it get??? But, well, it took me about an hour to get it right... Here is a chart to get you started...something I always have trouble with to this day...

Player Pronoun Subs

player.ps

he

she

it

player.psc

He

She

It

player.po

him

her

it

player.poc

Him

Her

It

player.pp

his

hers

its

player.ppc

His

Hers

Its

player.pq

his

hers

its

player.pqc

His

Hers

Its

player.pr

himself

herself

itself

player.prc

Himself

Herself

Itself

* the 'c' on psc, poc, ppc, pqc, & prc means caps (see examples)

Here are some links that may interest new programmers. I suggest you make a copy and print it out for quick reference.

LambdaMOO Programmer's Manual LambdaCore Database Programmer's Manual

Basics MOO List Wizards

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