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Member Since 19 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 02 2016 02:20 AM

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In Topic: Who vs. whom

10 February 2016 - 03:42 AM

If you are inconsistent with your proper/casual use of English, the English pedants will come out of the woodwork.


But that could be a good thing. If people say it's wrong I can always fix it.

In Topic: messing up the functions from inherited classes from two different base classes

05 February 2016 - 03:41 AM

Instead of having a game state for each stage you could have a game/play state that contains Ryu and the current stage (which is no longer a game state). Then you can easily switch stage without loosing your Ryu object, and he will not appear in the other game states.

In Topic: Who vs. whom

04 February 2016 - 02:06 PM

I will try to get the apostrophes right. I promise.

I know the difference between "it's" and "its" but it's an easy mistake to make. Both sound the same and it seems logical (if you don't think about other pronouns) to put 's after "it" to form the possessive form because that's how you do it with nouns.

What really confuses me is when you have nouns ending with s, in plural and in possessive form.

So now you have got me thinking (worried) about how I should write my contractions. Should I just go by feel or is there something I should think about?. I often use the contractions for "is" and "not", a bit less often with "are", sometimes with "will" and almost never with "has" and "have". I feel that contractions suit best at the start of sentences. In the middle of sentences I'm not always sure.

In Topic: Who vs. whom

04 February 2016 - 06:31 AM

Do people have strong feeling about it? If I use "whom" (assuming I do it correctly) will people react? If I don't use "whom" at all will people react? Or do people in general not care?

Bregma mentioned "tweed jackets" and it's things like that that makes me unsure because it seems like some people think of "whom" as snobbish, but maybe that's only in speech?

I think I will use "whom" because it seems to be the more correct way of doing it. If I change my mind later I can always do an automated find & replace all "whom" with "who".

In Topic: SDL_Mixer can't open wav

31 January 2016 - 09:51 AM

To rule out you have not put the file in the wrong directory you could test passing the full path of the file to Mix_LoadMUS.