The manual seems to say that the following should produce for instance “Lab (in the box)” in the status line, but it doesn’t seem to work.
I dug around for a bit and came up with this idea:
When play begins, now the left hand status line is "[the player's surroundings][if the player is in a container] (in [the holder of the player])[else if the player is on a supporter] (on [the holder of the player])[end if]";
This works for one level of container/supporter, but put a box on a stool and get in the box, and the status line will say:
Lab (in the box)
while the room description will say
Lab (in the box)(on the stool)
I would have thought that “player’s surroundings” would mean the same as the room description…am I missing something obvious here?