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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001878Core InformAssertions and creationspublic2016-02-21 11:462017-11-25 19:49
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PrioritynormalSeveritymildReproducibilityhave not tried
Platformx86OSWindowsOS Version10
Product Version6M62 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001878: Confusing error message about fixed in place carried items
DescriptionI am trying to do something like you have no tea in Hitchhiker's Guide. I can do this another way, but it worked in a previous version of inform 7 and the error message is a bit confusing when it refers to a different line. In a complex game this could be far from where the problem occurs.
Minimal Source Text To Reproduce
item is fixed in place. yourself carries the item.

Example is a room.
Additional InformationInform 7 build 6M62 has started.
I've now read your source text, which is 13 words long.
I've also read Standard Rules by Graham Nelson, which is 42655 words long.
I've also read English Language by Graham Nelson, which is 2297 words long.
  >--> You wrote 'Example is a room' (source text, line 3), but in another
    sentence 'item is fixed in place' (source text, line 1): but this looks
    like a contradiction, because the same property seems to be being set in
    each of these sentences, but with a different outcome.
Inform 7 has finished.

Compiler finished with code 1

TagsNo tags attached.
Effect(cosmetic) Error message is badly worded
Attached Files

- Relationships
has duplicate 0002040new Inform chooses incorrect phrase when reporting the error. 

-  Notes
zarf (developer)
2016-02-21 19:33


This wouldn't be a way to implement "no tea" even if it compiled. The fixed-in-place property will not prevent the player from dropping the item, only from taking it.
zarf (developer)
2017-11-25 19:49

Same problem occurs with a fixed-in-place, worn item.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-02-21 11:46 herrdu New Issue
2016-02-21 19:31 zarf Summary Confusing error message about fixed in pace carried items => Confusing error message about fixed in place carried items
2016-02-21 19:33 zarf Note Added: 0004374
2016-02-21 19:33 zarf Status new => confirmed
2017-11-25 19:48 zarf Relationship added has duplicate 0002040
2017-11-25 19:49 zarf Note Added: 0004755

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