List of statements in Inform 7

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This is a rough, incomplete, in-progress summary of statements in Inform 7. I've used "..." to mean there's more to the statement that I haven't figured out yet. This first draft is simply to give a heads-up of what sort of thing I'm looking for for this page.

The BNF summary somewhere in the I7 manual may be helpful for this, but I want to see something a bit more human-readable here, something similar to Appendix A? in the DM4. Ultimately, this page will hopefully be part of a set of pages comparable to "Inform in four minutes" by Roger Firth. -- David Welbourn 08:30, 11 May 2008 (PDT)

List of Standalone Statements (Assertions)

  • Verbing is an action applying to [ nothing | number kind(s) ] .
  • Definition: something is adjective (rather than adjective) if condition-using-it .
  • The verb imperative-verbform (( pronoun-with-verbforms )) implies the [ (reversed) relation relation | property property ] .
  • Include extension (by author) .
  • Include (- Inform-6-code -) (when defining something) .
  • Kind(s) is/are (a) kind of kind .
  • (The) property (of something) is value .
  • Relation relates (one/various) kind(s) (( called localvar )) to [ (one/various) kind(s) (( called localvar )) | another | each other (in groups) ] .
  • Release along with release-options .
  • (A) (rule for) ((the) first/last) rulebook (about/for/of/on/rule) (verbing ((prep) something (prep something))) (when/while condition) (during scene) (( this is the rule )) : phrases .
  • Something(s) is/are (adjectives) kind(s) .
  • This is the rule : phrases
  • To whatever : phrases .
  • To decide if/whether whatever : phrases
  • To decide which/what ... is whatever : phrases
  • Token specifies a/an kind (with parts parts) .
  • Understand string as something .
  • Use use-options .

List of Dependent Statements (Phrases)

  • abide by rule/rulebook
  • accept the result of rule/rulebook
  • change variable to value-expression
  • consider rule/rulebook (for something)
  • decrease variable by value-expression
  • if condition , statement
  • ignore rule/rulebook
  • increase variable by value-expression
  • instead statement
    [or] statement instead
  • let variable be value-expression
  • move rule to before/after rule
  • now condition
  • reinstate rule/rulebook
  • reject the result of rule/rulebook
  • repeat through table begin ; statements ; end repeat
  • restore the original rule
  • say string
  • substitute rule for rule
  • try verbing ((prep) something (prep something)) (silently)