matt w wrote:
That particular source-code ordering doesn't sound as though it should have made a difference. If you don't mind my saying so, my guess is that you had some irritatingly hard to notice typo, and when you were switching 3 and 4 you fixed the typo.
I believe you are correct. I went over the code several times before and must have missed it every time!
Since I've been doing this for less than a week, I just figured that I was taking to totally wrong approach. My next goal, I think, is to play all of the example games on the Inform site and then read their source codes. So far I've only played Bronze.