When will [the actor] fail?

Still trying to update Consolidated Multiple Actions. Here’s the error message:

Say what? [The actor] is a standard text substitution, isn’t it? Why wouldn’t Inform want to compile it?

There is sometimes some weirdness where “[the actor]” gets treated as a temporary variable, or at least there used to be. You could try “[the person asked]” instead–this is the I6 global variable “the actor.”

In fact, about the very same extension in 2011:

Thanks … that solves that particular problem, I think. I’m making a little progress (see other thread).