The versions of the
DESCEND_TO_SPECIFIC_ACTION_R() routine in
ZMachine.i6t both end by returning
true instead of
It is not clear that this is intentional, because this return value prevents execution of the
end action-processing in success rule listed in
Section SR2/10 - Action processing of the Standard Rules. If an author tries to insert a rule at the end of the
action-processing rules, it will be difficult to understand why the newly-placed rule isn’t being run.
As an example, the following will produce no output:
This is the bing rule:
The bing rule is listed after the descend to specific action-processing rule in the action-processing rules.
However, it will work as expected if the
DESCEND_TO_SPECIFIC_ACTION_R() routine is replaced with a version that returns
Is there a good reason for the current return value that I’m not seeing? If so, is the
end action-processing in success rule entirely superfluous?