Crafters post #216 - Tokens

MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 789 ✭✭✭
edited March 2014 in Harpy's Head Tavern
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 
inappropriately. 

- Linfinbimplim
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Veritas says, "Sorry for breaking your system Macavity."
Veritas says, "My boss fights crash Macavity's computer now."

Comments

  • MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 789 ✭✭✭
    not sure if this is the location for this, but I am curious, in the english language he/she is never capitalized other than in reference to a God.  So why does this counter this??  Am I missing something?  please help clarify...thanks
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    Veritas says, "Sorry for breaking your system Macavity."
    Veritas says, "My boss fights crash Macavity's computer now."
  • ArbreArbre Arbrelina Jolie Member, Guildmaster Posts: 2,065 mod
    Beginning of a sentence.
    Lin
  • AryanneAryanne Member Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Pronouns are still capitalized when they are the first word in a sentence, which seems to be the example being demonstrated here

  • MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 789 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2014
    true, but doesnt the system already cap those??  I mean in the example provided by Lin its within a sentence and not at the start of one...


    edit..

    clearly I am getting old, did just have a birthday last thursday!   I did not see the period and then the beginning of the new sentence.  my bad.  thanks!  Someone can close this if they feel the need for it.  heh
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    Veritas says, "Sorry for breaking your system Macavity."
    Veritas says, "My boss fights crash Macavity's computer now."
  • LinLin SMASHER/DEVOURER MASCHINEKLASTMember Posts: 1,573 mod
    I actually have no idea if the pronouns are automatically capitalized. I use the plus sign juuuuuust in case.
    Macavity
  • ArekaAreka Drifting in a sea of wenches' bosomsMember, Guildmaster Posts: 1,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    P. sure they are, along with colours with the dye tags (and it changes a to an with vowel-starting-colours).
    image
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