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|0000115||Documentation, Examples, and Web Site||Writing with Inform||public||2010-06-23 22:14||2010-10-29 09:23|
|Platform||PPC||OS||Mac OS X||OS Version||10.4|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||6F95|
|Summary||0000115: request small clarification for "unindexed" word|
|Description||The last paragraph of 25.9. "Extensions in the Index" begins:|
"Finally, any phrase or variable defined in a section whose name ends in the word "unindexed" will be omitted from the Phrasebook or Contents index respectively."
I request a clarification that by "section" it does not mean all headings such as "chapter" or "book", but just "section". Perhaps it's my mistake as I think of those things as "section headings" regardless the word they begin with, but I also feel it surprising that just one kind of heading was singled out for the "unindexed" feature. For example, I don't think either the heading-replacement from 25.8 or the "not for release" feature from 2.9 is similarly restricted to "section".
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Ron Newcomb (reporter)
(Or, if unindexed does work on chapter headings (and larger), it only treats "chapter" as a synonym for "section", not as a container for multiple sections, as the "not for release" feature does.
I sometimes seem to get mixed results, but it could be my perception.)
|This is strange enough that I don't want to just confirm it in the documentation -- is "unindexed" really intended to work this way?|
edited on: 2010-09-01 10:02
I can confirm that ``unindexed'' has no effect on headings that have subheadings, and that it makes no difference whether the heading is for a section, a chapter, or something larger. Therefore the compiler cannot be justified by a literal reading of the documentation.
Whether the behavior is a bug in the compiler or an undocumented restriction, I also do not know, so I'm leaving this in its current category for now.
Ron Newcomb (reporter)
edited on: 2010-09-07 13:26
Small target test on 6E72 Windows:
chapter 1 - stuff unindexed
To foo: do nothing.
section 1 - possibly?
To lorem: do nothing.
section 1 - more unindexed
To bar: do nothing.
Lorem appears in the phrasebook, but the other two don't. So "unindexed" works for headings other than just Section -- foo is hidden -- but when used on a larger heading, it doesn't work on the headings within -- lorem is NOT hidden, despite being in a section that is within an unindexed chapter.
I get identical results changing "chapter" to part, volume, or book.
This bug just asks that the documentation be a little clearer on this behavior. The heading property not applying to its subdivisions is misleading, as is the documentation stating it is for sections only.
|I've duly clarified this. Some day we shall probably have to revisit the question of giving extensions private namespaces, in effect, and make this rather clumsy technicality redundant.|
|2010-06-23 22:14||Ron Newcomb||New Issue|
|2010-06-23 22:41||jmcgrew||Status||new => confirmed|
|2010-06-29 15:07||Ron Newcomb||Note Added: 0000178|
|2010-07-02 02:10||jmcgrew||Product Version||=> 6E59|
|2010-08-29 07:03||emshort||Assigned To||=> graham|
|2010-08-29 07:03||emshort||Status||confirmed => assigned|
|2010-08-29 07:04||emshort||Note Added: 0000453|
|2010-08-29 07:04||emshort||Status||assigned => feedback|
|2010-08-31 13:21||EmacsUser||Note Added: 0000471|
|2010-08-31 13:21||EmacsUser||Status||feedback => confirmed|
|2010-09-01 08:11||emshort||Note Added: 0000480|
|2010-09-01 08:12||emshort||Note Deleted: 0000480|
|2010-09-01 10:02||EmacsUser||Note Edited: 0000471||View Revisions|
|2010-09-07 13:25||Ron Newcomb||Note Added: 0000526|
|2010-09-07 13:26||Ron Newcomb||Note Edited: 0000526||View Revisions|
|2010-09-29 02:32||graham||Note Added: 0000614|
|2010-09-29 02:32||graham||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2010-09-29 02:32||graham||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2010-10-29 09:23||jmcgrew||Fixed in Version||=> 6F95|
|2010-10-29 09:23||jmcgrew||Status||resolved => closed|
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