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This should never happen, and I am now halting in abject failure

This is what Inform 7 humbly told me as I was trying to plug Aaron Reed’s Keyword Interface into his modified version of Eric Eve’s Conversation Package for Sand-dancer. Oddly enough, the culprit seems to be Emily Short’s Complex Listing.

Abject failure

I am now halting in abject failure.

If the above makes no sense to you, don’t worry, it doesn’t make much more sense to me. All you have to know is it was quite an astounding moment. The error came up with a rather dreadful picture of an antique skull. It was like the program had both committed suicide and triggered the apocalypse, and was apologizing for this.

Interactive fiction development can be this amazing, yes.