For a very specific scenario I would like to delete a known amount of text from the screen. Is there a good way to do this? The next thing to happen will be printing new text, so moving the cursor back that many characters would be a valid approach. I’m using Inform 7 and compiling for Glulx.
You can do this if you’re using Vorple, and not otherwise. (Which means that if your project is Glulx-sized, you’re out of luck for now.)
You might be able to fake it by clearing the screen and reprinting things, but how this looks will vary across interpreters.
Thanks Maga, I’ll just leave that section out for now. I assume most people won’t even find that feature.