(by Peer Schaefer, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This document is not for authors of Interactive Fiction who want to USE a development system to create Interactive Fiction; this document is for programmers who want to create a development system for Interactive Fiction, that is a system that allows authors of Interactive Fiction to write Interactive Fiction. In other words: this document is about writing a system like Inform or TADS (so, we're on a pretty abstract meta-level here, ok?). I have tried to lay down the most important aspects that the developer of a development-system should consider, and the most important pitfalls he should avoid.
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