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Issue L60704

"IT" handled suboptimally
Submitted by: Gunther Schmidl     Appeared in: Library 6/7 or before     Fixed in: -
Problem

Are you, too annoyed that after

  >GET KNIFE. CUT ROPE WITH IT.

'it' is set to 'rope' when it should be 'knife' still?

Solution

Here's an easy fix. In Parserm.h, look for the lines saying

  if (parameters > 0 && results-->2 >= 2)
  PronounNotice(results-->2);

and add

  if (pronoun_obj == NULL)

before PronounNotice(...)

Note: Graham Nelson has decided to keep the code as it is, writing in the release notes to library 6/10 that "I reluctantly disagreed with Gunther Schmidl about the ideal behaviour of 'it'." Or as Andrew Plotkin might say, "Yes, it's deliberate."


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