First post here!
I’m experimenting with Inform 7 and while I like the approach I find it’s really hard to find what you don’t know. I’m hoping to pick up some tips on how to look for information. My specific example is this: I created a container that is closed and in the game text it says “You can see a small box (closed) here.”
I don’t want it to say (closed) like that. But how are you supposed to find how to deal with that? I searched the documentation for “closed” but that returned way too many results to be useful as would be expected. I looked for “container” but that was still a lot of stuff to wade through.
I’m not sure what that text of “(closed)” is actually called in Inform so I can’t search on that. For example ‘container state’ or something. It’s also not clear what I want to do in Inform-speak, such as ‘suppress container state.’ I eventually figured out it might be a property but I don’t see how to not print the property.
I’m finding Inform’s structure makes it really hard unless you already know what you’re looking for but I’m guessing this is just due to lack of familiarity with what to search for.