Inform - Support - Patches

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Known Problems and Patches to Fix Them

The Inform system components -- the Compiler and the Library files -- are good, but not perfect. Given their size and complexity, the occasional error is only to be expected... and, sure enough, a few have been reported over the years. The purpose of this area (now superseded by the common bug tracker for Inform 6 and 7) is to collect such problem reports, often with their solutions or workarounds, so that you can readily locate the fix to a known bug that you've stumbled across.

In some cases, solutions are presented as a 'diff -u' file of the changes which must be made. The diff file gives line number ranges, a brief context of surrounding lines, a plus to indicate a line that must be added, and a minus to indicate a line that must be deleted.

If you come up with something that isn't really a bug, more a technique for extending or enhancing the Library, then it's probably inappropriate to describe it here. Maybe you can turn it into an add-on package? See the Extensions area. Alternatively, a good place for snippets of Inform wisdom is the Hints and Tips section of the Inform Guide -- Jim Fisher would be delighted to receive a small item from you. And for ideas about more fundamental changes to Inform, the Suggestions List is a collection of random wouldn't-it-be-nice-if... candidates for future versions of the system.

If you discover a new error in the Inform components, please submit a report to the new bug tracker, giving as much detail as you can both of the problem and of your solution to it.

Last updated 17 April 2013. This web site has not been fully supported since April 2008. Information may be out of date. This page was originally managed by Roger Firth.