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            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
            Juhana commented  · 

            I'm not sure if this wouldn't create more problems than it would solve. There's a tendency for people to guess syntax, especially in Inform which deceptively looks like English, and seeing an "is 'getting' perhaps misspelled?" error is likely to be confusing.

            Furthermore, while it might catch some genuine misspellings, I have a suspicion that in cases where it guesses the problem wrong it would be as irritating as an in-story "You don't see that here, or you misspelled something" response is when playing IF. (Although I don't know if anyone else finds that kind of response irritating.)

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                7 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                Juhana commented  · 

                For now it looks like a "when play hasn't begun yet" rulebook that's run after the VM has started but before the when play begins rules will work fine for Vorple's needs. It remains to be seen if that will hold true in the future as well.

                It's nice to have as many hooks as possible, but on the other hand from my point of view it would also be nice if authors wouldn't use any rulebooks before the when play begins rules so that they don't inadvertently do anything before stuff that really has to be run before anything else. So my vote is "make it possible, but with effort and only if you really know what you're doing".

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                  I am in favor of this, and think it fits well with other items on the agenda of the present build, to do with allowing much greater output customization overall. We’ll see.

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                        Juhana commented  · 

                        Related: When releasing along with source code, have the extensions used by the source copied to the release folder, or have a separate "release along with included extensions" option.

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                            Juhana commented  · 

                            I didn't know that you could use uuid.txt, and it looks like it's undocumented. At the very least the "Release along with source code" option should copy the uuid.txt file to the release folder.

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                                  We’re seriously considering this, but more discussion and planning is needed: it would require a great deal of work not just for the core of Inform but for all of the interfaces.

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                                    Much of this behavior is already provided by Jon Ingold’s extension
                                    “Disambiguation Control”; nonetheless we feel that it might be useful to
                                    consider incorporating some of these features into Inform proper.

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                                          Juhana commented  · 

                                          I would also like that applying to objects in scope would be the default, so "Foobaring is an action applying to one thing" would be the same as "Foobaring is an action applying to one visible thing" (or one thing in scope as per the suggestion) and you would have to write "Foobaring is an action applying to one touchable thing" if you want the action to require touch.

                                          The reasoning behind this is that it's more logical that no extra definitions would mean that the scope is not restricted and in fact it's a common misconception among new authors that "applying to one thing" applies to a larger set than "applying to one visible thing," which does in fact read like "applying not to everything, but only to things that are visible" (changing the wording wouldn't help there: it would still read like "applying not to everything, but only to things in scope.")

                                          I realize this change would break a lot of old code. As a solution defining "in scope" or "touchable" could be mandatory (which of course would mean old code should still be modified, but it wouldn't make old code change its meaning under the hood and producing potentially broken games.)

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