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unset pronouns cause a WDYM question

Usually:

> EXAMINE HIM
I'm not sure what 'him' refers to.

Could we instead have that cause a Which-did-you-mean question? It seems much more helpful for the player (especially new players) and gives the author one less thing to customize.

> EXAMINE HIM
Who did you mean, Bob, Charlie, or Daniel?

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    Ron NewcombRon Newcomb shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • Ron NewcombRon Newcomb commented  · 

        I think I got this mostly working with a simple...

        Include Pronouns by Ron Newcomb.
        Understand "he/him" as a man when the pronoun he is nothing.
        Understand "she/her" as a woman when the pronoun she is nothing.
        When play begins: now the pronoun he is nothing; now the pronoun she is nothing.

      • Ron NewcombRon Newcomb commented  · 

        Or perhaps more generally, give Inform 7 some control to turn on/off the WDYM parser mode.

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