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|0000789||Documentation, Examples, and Web Site||Writing with Inform||public||2011-10-31 11:02||2014-05-07 07:38|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||6L02|
|Summary||0000789: The documentation is wrong about the "deciding the scope of" activity.|
|Description||Chapter 17.27 (Deciding the scope of something) claims that placing a room in scope only puts the contents of the room in scope, not the room itself. That's not true. (You'd have to say "place the contents of the Ballroom in scope" to get that effect.)|
Here's the quote:
'When a room is placed in scope, this is understood as placing its contents in scope rather than the room-object itself. So "place the Ballroom in scope" allows the player to talk about the dancers, the chamber musicians and so forth, but not to "EXAMINE BALLROOM" as such. (This is sensible because actions like examining apply to things: and a room, unlike a container or a supporter, is not a kind of thing.)'
|Minimal Source Text To Reproduce|
The Ballroom is a room. After deciding the scope of the player: place the Ballroom in scope. Test me with "x ballroom / get ballroom".
You see nothing special about the Ballroom.
You'd have to get out of the Ballroom first.
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|Maybe this isn't actually an error in the manual but a bug in Inform?|
|You can say "place the Ballroom in scope", "place the contents of the Ballroom in scope", or "place the Ballroom in scope, but not its contents". This is straightforward and implies that the behavior you see is correct, so the documentation is wrong.|
|Yeah, I found the version where this was changed (5T18), seems like they just missed this bit when updating the docs.|
|2011-10-31 11:02||gnomon||New Issue|
|2011-10-31 11:05||gnomon||Note Added: 0001432|
|2011-11-01 10:04||EmacsUser||Status||new => confirmed|
|2011-11-04 23:13||zarf||Note Added: 0001448|
|2011-11-05 07:29||gnomon||Note Added: 0001449|
|2014-01-25 07:31||graham||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2014-01-25 07:31||graham||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2014-01-25 07:31||graham||Assigned To||=> graham|
|2014-05-07 07:37||jmcgrew||Fixed in Version||=> 6L02|
|2014-05-07 07:38||jmcgrew||Status||resolved => closed|
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