MUDs in Perl

Abigail abigail at
Mon Apr 28 10:31:26 BST 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 03:05:10AM +0100, Kake L Pugh wrote:
> Dear lazyweb,
> If you wanted to write a MUD (i.e. the rooms, NPCs, etc) in Perl, what
> driver would you use?

I'm not aware of any (free) MUD drivers that use Perl. A dozen years ago or
so, someone released a mud written in Perl, but asked a fee. 

> The main reason I'm asking about Perl is that I speak it.  If this
> would be the ideal opportunity for me to learn another language then
> I'd be interested in that too.  I already speak LPC but am not aware
> of anything like CPAN for it.  The two main things I'm interested in
> are code re-use and automated testing.

Would writing a driver based on POE be that hard?

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