Refer to new group?

Monte Goulding monte at
Wed Aug 3 01:07:31 EDT 2016

Funnily enough I bumped up against this on Monday when making this patch <> and filed this report <>

As you can see I’m using Jeanne’s workaround here but really this needs some engine improvements which is why I filed the report to look into when we get a chance.



> On 2 Aug 2016, at 4:37 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at> wrote:
> I vaguely recall some new language element recently added to allow us to more reliably refer to newly-created groups.
> Apparently the "group" command is an exception to the general rule that "it" will contain the long ID of a newly-created object after a command that creates it.
> And using "last" is not always reliable with groups.
> After reviewing Release Notes from 8.1 back to 6.7 I can't find mention of such an option.
> Am I dreaming?
> I was prompted to explore this from this forum thread:
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