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|0000321||Core Inform||Actions||public||2010-10-02 19:56||2010-10-28 00:31|
|Platform||PPC||OS||Mac OS X||OS Version||10.4|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||6F95|
|Summary||0000321: Two-noun actions with "that" as preposition can't be in a kind-of-action|
|Description||Problem message "I can't find a verb I know how to deal with" appears for|
Answering someone that is unmaidenly behavior.
as well as any other action which uses the word "that" as the separating preposition. The type of the second noun does not matter, as illustrated by the two-object example below.
(Perhaps Inform thinks I'm trying to create a relative clause, like "that is in the location"? I don't know.)
|Minimal Source Text To Reproduce|
"That what?" Asking someone for is unmaidely behavior. Asking someone about is unmaidely behavior. Answering someone that is unmaidenly behavior. Throwing something at is unmaidenly behavior. Putting something on is unmaidenly behavior. Telling it that is an action applying to two things. [new action, two Things this time] Telling someone that is unmaidenly behavior. [same problem] spot is room.
|Additional Information||The problem messages happen really quick in the compilation process:|
++ 15% (Drawing inferences)
>--> You wrote 'Answering someone that is unmaidenly behavior' (source text, line 5):
but I can't find a verb here that I know how to deal with, so I am ignoring
this sentence altogether.
>--> You wrote 'Telling someone that is unmaidenly behavior' (source text, line 10):
again, I can't find a verb here that I know how to deal with.
Inform 7 has finished.
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|Effect||(serious) Compiler rejects valid code|
|Fixed. (The problem is that it considers "that is" to be a relative clause modifying the action, so it reads the sentence as a noun phrase with no verb. It now tries to read "that is" as a relative clause first, and if that doesn't work, then tries "is". This makes both sentences work as intended.)|
|2010-10-02 19:56||Ron Newcomb||New Issue|
|2010-10-02 20:25||jmcgrew||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2010-10-03 11:22||EmacsUser||Status||acknowledged => confirmed|
|2010-10-03 17:21||graham||Note Added: 0000671|
|2010-10-03 17:21||graham||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2010-10-03 17:21||graham||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2010-10-03 17:21||graham||Assigned To||=> graham|
|2010-10-25 21:14||jmcgrew||Fixed in Version||=> 6F95|
|2010-10-28 00:31||jmcgrew||Status||resolved => closed|
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