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|0000461||Core Inform||Rules and rulebooks||public||2010-12-10 09:57||2014-05-07 07:33|
|Priority||normal||Severity||mild||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Platform||x86||OS||Mac OS X||OS Version||10.6|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||6L02|
|Summary||0000461: Value-parametrized rulebook declarations fail with unhelpful message when hyphen is included.|
|Description||Value-parametrized rulebooks can be declared with or without a hyphen in this form:|
Testing rules is an object based/object-based rulebook.
With additional options, however, as in the source provided, the hyphenated form fails with an unhelpful message.
The sentence 'Testing rules is an object-based rulebook producing a truth state' appears to say two things are the same - I am reading 'Testing rules' and 'object-based rulebook producing a truth state' as two different things, and therefore it makes no sense to say that one is the other: it would be like saying that 'St Peter is St Paul'. It would be all right if the second thing were the name of a kind, perhaps with properties: for instance 'Pearly Gates is a lighted room' says that something called Pearly Gates exists and that it is a 'room', which is a kind I know about, combined with a property called 'lighted' which I also know about.
|Minimal Source Text To Reproduce|
Test is a room. Testing rules is an object-based rulebook producing a truth state.
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|Effect||(cosmetic) Error message is badly worded|
On intfiction.org, Erik suggested that the solution would be to deprecate "object-based rulebook" entirely. I'd like to vote against that, if it's possible to implement it -- "object-based rulebook" is better grammatically, IMO, than "object based rulebook" (it's like the difference between "man eating shark" and "man-eating shark"), and I think it'd be a shame to fail to recognize it.
--I realize this is an incredibly trivial note, but my first real job mostly consisted of putting in those hyphens, so I find it hard to turn that off in my mind.
|I mulled this over a while, but eventually decided it should just be legal syntax, as a concession to the past practice. It now is.|
|2010-12-10 09:57||ektemple||New Issue|
|2010-12-10 16:08||EmacsUser||Status||new => confirmed|
|2010-12-10 16:50||mattweiner||Note Added: 0000894|
|2014-03-08 12:17||graham||Note Added: 0002533|
|2014-03-08 12:17||graham||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2014-03-08 12:17||graham||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2014-03-08 12:17||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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