AresMUSH
A New Breed of MUSH Server

Hello MUSH

For our first exercise, we’ll adapt the universal “Hello World” code example. We’re going to make use of the emit method on the client object.

The ruby command lets you execute arbitrary Ruby code from your MUSH client window, similar to how you might have done MUSHcode in the past. You can’t create entire commands or systems this way (unlike MUSHcode) but you can run little utilities and test things.

Try It!

In your MU client, type this:

ruby client.emit "Hello #{enactor.name}!"

The game should respond by saying hello to you.

Tip: Wondering where client and enactor come from? Stay tuned for details. For now, just know that client lets you communicate with the MUSH client (like by sending an emit) and enactor is the character object running the command.

This article is part of the Code Quickstart tutorial.