Re: [DG][Compile Problem]

From: Mark A. Heilpern (heilpern@MINDSPRING.COM)
Date: 06/08/98

At 05:06 AM 6/7/98 -0400, you wrote:
>On Sat, 6 Jun 1998, Mark A. Heilpern wrote:
>> Just taking something out without understanding what it was doing in
>> the first place is not going to make you a great coder.
>well i seen '\' in circle code before. just thought it would might work
>man. was just trying to help, and was just taking a shot in the dark.

I was only stating that removing something without knowing why is not
good. Kinda like fixing your car, ending up with extra bolts when finished,
and tossing them.

>> specific reason, that windows users replace this with '\005'
>ok, i have also seen \007 in the act.comm.c file recently. Do you feel
>like explaining these escape char. The C book i have doesnt teach basic c,
>and i havent seen this in my book.

It's just a character that is guarenteed to never be the first character in
name of a player, mob, or object. It's used so that DG commands can use
ID numbers rather than names, making searches more accurate. If a "name"
used as an argument to a DG command does not begin with this character,
it's used as a normal name. Otherwise, what follows it is the unique id of the
intended target.

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