CRAFTERS NEWS #216
Date: 3/30/2014 at 15:49
From: Ambor Lin
To : Everyone
Subj: On tokens
I've been seeing a bit of confusion with my use of '+' in tokens so I
wanted to clear some things up for you about tokens in crafting.
Fun fact: You can add a plus to any token to force it to capitalize!
This is often superfluous for names but it's never a bad habit.
$(name$) --> $+(name$) : Sally --> Sally
$(he$) --> $+(he$) : he --> He
she --> She
$(his$) --> $+(his$) : his --> His
her --> Her
You get the idea. This is useful for when you have a situation like:
' ... slurping down leeks, carrots, potatoes, and meat. $(he$) is
left chewing... '
This would result in 'slurping down leeks, carrots, potatoes, and meat.
he is left chewing', which is incorrect. By adding a '+' to the 'he'
token and making it $+(he$), this can be corrected.
Another thing of note: The parser will not allow you to use invalid
tokens in a design. Try to use $(her$), $(thing$), or $(butt$), and
you'll get an error message. So if you see a design with tokens in it,
chances are they're valid! Just make sure the '+' isn't being used
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