I’ve recently found what may not be a bug, and there’s an easy enough workaround, but I’m confused. This code snippet with 2 very similar-looking pieces of code shows what I saw.
understand "try 1" and "try 2" as a mistake ("[one of]First response[or]Second response[or]Third response[or]Fourth response[stopping]."). understand "try 3" and "try 4" as a mistake ("[the-text]."). to say the-text: say "[one of]First response[or]Second response[or]Third response[or]Fourth response[stopping]"
Here is a short test script.
>try 3 First response. >try 4 Second response. >try 1 First response. >try 2 First response. >
“try 3” and “try 4” behave as expected. However, I would expect try 2 to give “second response” based on my understanding of how [one of] works. But it does not. What I’m assuming is, “try 2” and “try 1” give different but identical “first/second response” text when run through the interpreter. Is there a reason for this? Or did it just happen?
The test case I found with try 1/2 is where I saw something unexpected, and try 3/4 makes for a trivial workaround. So I can’t say it’s a very big bug even if it is a bug. There are much more important things the Inform team wishes to address.
But I suspect someone else may run across it, so I wanted this up here. Plus I’m just generally curious what’s going on here, though it’s not a killer question.