Glulx Status Window Control

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  • Section: Updating the status line

    Sometimes we do not want to wait for the library's automatic updating of the information in the status line. To force the status line to update at a time of our choosing, we can use the phrase

        update the status line

    This will cause whatever we have defined as the textual composition of the status line to update and print to the window, whether defined using the library's built-in "left hand status line" and "right hand status line" variables or a more complex solution such as the customizations in Basic Screen Effects. Such manual updates occur in addition to the usual update that occurs just before the player's command is read; they do not replace this update.