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|0001044||Core Inform||Actions||public||2012-11-02 03:10||2014-05-07 07:33|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||6L02|
|Summary||0001044: Trying actions doesn't reset the meta variable|
|Description||Trying actions doesn't reset the meta variable. Potentially this is by design, but I can't think of a reason why it would be. If you deliberately try a non-out-of-world action from an out-of-world action it should work.|
(When I say reset I mean push/pull the meta var like the others are.)
|Minimal Source Text To Reproduce|
There is a room. Here is a man called Bob. First carry out quitting the game: try Bob looking. Test me with "quit".
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|Effect||(serious/mild) Game compiles but misbehaves|
My sense is that this has never been supported (although there's no documentation about it).
The meta flag has some effects down in the action-tracking machinery that might make this tricky. Not sure.
Note that even if this is supported, there will be no "every turn" phase for the command (because the top-level action is meta). That might screw up somebody's invariant.
meta is saved, just in the local smeta, rather than on the stack (I think this was a fix in 6E59). But the flag isn't subsequently cleared, so it's only possible to properly try a out-of-world action from an in-world one, not vice versa. I think I'll confirm this, despite the injunction in WI 12.15, as the fix is only one otherwise innocuous line added to TryAction.
|I've accepted this, though I actually chose to fix it in ActionVariablesNotTypeSafe, which sets the meta flag when needed but did not previously clear it when not. I think it's legal to try an in-world action from an out-of-world one (and indeed GONEAR does this), but really, at your own risk.|
|2012-11-02 03:10||curiousdannii||New Issue|
|2012-11-02 04:52||curiousdannii||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2012-11-04 08:52||zarf||Note Added: 0001921|
|2012-11-04 15:59||EmacsUser||Note Added: 0001922|
|2012-11-04 15:59||EmacsUser||Reproducibility||have not tried => always|
|2012-11-04 15:59||EmacsUser||Status||new => confirmed|
|2014-01-27 10:25||graham||Note Added: 0002391|
|2014-01-27 10:25||graham||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2014-01-27 10:25||graham||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2014-01-27 10:25||graham||Assigned To||=> graham|
|2014-05-07 07:32||jmcgrew||Fixed in Version||=> 6L02|
|2014-05-07 07:33||jmcgrew||Status||resolved => closed|
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