[Bug report] preferences.skip_unseen documentation error

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[Bug report] preferences.skip_unseen documentation error

#1 Post by Imperf3kt » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:20 am

According to the documentation, if preferences.skip_unseen is True, only previously unseen text will be skipped, while if it is False, all text is skipped.
https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/preferen ... kip_unseen
I have just tested this in Ren'Py and believe the opposite is happening.
If preferences.skip_unseen is True, all text is skipped, and if it is False, only text I've already read is skipped.

(It also doesn't make much sense to say only unseen text is skipped - that'd mean it won't skip seen text, which it does)
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Re: [Bug report] preferences.skip_unseen documentation error

#2 Post by strayerror » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:16 pm


Ooops, misinterpreted this as your expectation being that the behaviour should match the current documentation, which having now reread the topic title I see isn't the case. Redundant reiteration follows ... awkward! :oops:
originally wrote:I think this is perhaps a documentation issue, as the behaviour and semantics themselves appear to make sense:
  • By default seen text is skippable. This makes sense as a player likely only wants to skip seen text so as not to miss anything.
  • The skip_unseen flag just adds unseen text to what is skippable, the result being that everything (seen and unseen) is skippable.
It makes more sense when the documentation is updated to reflect this:

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-When True, Ren'Py will only skip unseen text. When False, Ren'Py will skip all text.
+When False, Ren'Py will only skip seen text. When True, Ren'Py will skip all text.

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