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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Time to enlist!
 

Time to enlist!

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 09:30, 18/3/2002 | ,
 
Unknown trooperJan "Artex" Klose has mailed us with an intriguing proposition - become a TEK trooper!

The first 20 people to email tektrooper@acornarcade.com will get a TEK trooper named after them. All the units in the game have to have names, and Jan thinks that an Acorn Arcade special is the way to do it! There is one restriction however - the name is limited to 6 characters max, so you may need to be a little creative.
 
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Andrew Weston Message #87289, posted at 16:05, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87288
Unregistered user You ,may think that but it's wrong (no pun intended).
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Jason Tribbec Message #87290, posted at 17:27, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87289
Unregistered user Ignoring the fact that it may be wrong: Word throws a wobbly [green line] with "it's", but not with "its"...
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Jason Tribbec Message #87291, posted at 17:28, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87290
Unregistered user Rich - your edit profile doesn't save the changes (or tell me where I went wrong [or doesn't tell me clearly enough if I missed it ;-) ]) - where's me 'k'?
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Rich Goodwin Message #87292, posted at 17:33, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87291
Unregistered user Jase - you should know by now that I write Perl as BASIC and then work out what I have to change ;)
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Rich Goodwin Message #87293, posted at 17:38, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87292
Unregistered user (I've altered your display name BTW - it'll work next post)
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Rich Goodwin Message #87294, posted at 17:40, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87293
Unregistered user An "it" can't possess anything, so "it its" would be... probably still wrong. "I'll give it some dinner" would be better ;)
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Simon Challands Message #87295, posted at 18:28, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87294
Unregistered user AFAIK it should be "its". "It's" is short for "it is", whereas "its" is the equivalent of "his" or "hers". I wouldn't pay much attention to what Word sticks green lines under. It's pretty hopeless with apostrophes.

Still, at least this isn't quite as bad as putting apostrophes in plurals. Grr...
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Guest Message #87296, posted at 19:00, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87295
Unregistered user I think they're both okay Rich. It is a pronoun (relacing the cat, the dog or whatever) and you can use two pronouns together if you want such as "it its.

I created this problem :-D

I just remembered you saying you'd given up on it!

cheers

Andrew
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Jason Tribbeck Message #87297, posted at 10:59, 21/3/2002, in reply to message #87296
Unregistered user Ta for that, Rich - did you have an extra 'then' in your if statement };->
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Rich Goodwin Message #87298, posted at 15:15, 22/3/2002, in reply to message #87297
Unregistered user Jase - read my comment about writing Perl in BASIC or I'll reset the clock on your server. Oops, too late! ;)
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Guest Message #87299, posted at 01:04, 24/3/2002, in reply to message #87298
Unregistered user Okay guys, is this a commenting session about writing code to check for names 6 characters long or for commenting about TEK? While you're at it though, what's so good about Perl anyway?

Gareth
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Jason Tribbeck Message #87300, posted at 09:46, 25/3/2002, in reply to message #87299
Unregistered user What's so good about PERL? Do you want the list ;-) What's there not to like about it!
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Rich Goodwin Message #87301, posted at 10:36, 25/3/2002, in reply to message #87300
Unregistered user For starters, it only takes a weekend to learn :)
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