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daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Sat Jan 4 22:49:25 1997 )

Date: Sat, 04 Jan 1997 17:29:15 -0800
To: coldstuff@cold.org
From: Will Orton <worton@romt.com>

Sorry about that previous message... ctrl-e varies from machine to
machine... anyway:

I'm using genesis 1.0 p21 and coldcore 3.0 a6
I @spawn a $thing.
I @chroot $newthing to $root

;$newthing.data() give something like this:
=> #[[$root, #[['manager, $user_will], ['flags, ['variables, 'methods,
'code]], ['created_on, 
852372937], ['inited, 1]]], [$has_messages, #[['messages, 0]]],
#[['defined_settings, 0], ['local_settings, 0], ['settings, 0]]],
[$has_name, #[['name, ['prop, 
"testo", "testo"]]]], [$has_gender, #[['gender, $gender_neuter]]],
[$has_commands, #[['shortcuts, 
#[]], ['remote, #[]], ['local, #[]]]], [$described, #[['prose, 0]]],
[$located, #[['location, 
$user_will], ['obvious, 1]]]]

note the various references to parent objects that most definately aren't root

@del-p $some_supposed_parent says those objects are not ancestors of $newthing
@del-v says "object variable location does not exist"

decompiling the database shows $newthing's only parent as $root, but shows
object vriables defined like they were when $newthing was derived from $thing.

deleting the var references in the textdump and recompiling gives me what I
wanted in the first place -- a child of $root.

I don't really want to do this, I'm just wondering if @chparent is working

-Will Orton <worton@romt.com>