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Inform release 4W37

Release date: 2007-07-27 12:00:00

Description of this release

Build 4W37 adds 21 new examples and provides miscellaneous new features. Chief among these are substantial improvements to the parsing of names: nouns can now be recognized by their number or unit properties, and also by their relations, so that 'Understand "bottle of [something related by containment]" as the bottle' will parse BOTTLE OF SAND if and only if the sand is contained in the bottle. We have also made a tentative beginning on support for sound effects to match the existing support for illustrations. As usual a number of bugs are fixed, and although a few issues still remain (the current tally of open issues stands at 13, as compared with a peak of about 330 earlier this year) none are severe and most users seem to find that Inform is fairly reliable, so recent effort has gone into advancing the language rather than maintaining the compiler.

The change log can be browsed here.

This is no longer the current build. Almost all users should look for the latest one. Old builds like this are unsupported, and are kept only for the benefit of people who need exactly to recreate the system as it stood in the past, perhaps to replicate an old Inform project.