Claude-3.5-sonnet talks about instructions, ignores prompt

Minimal reproduction after I noticed this when pasting a longer error message in:

Screenshot 2024-07-08 at 4.34.24 PM

I can probably get it to actually understand if i keep talking to it, but I wonder if there’s some prompting behind the scenes that doesn’t separate instructions from my prompt.

just tried gpt4-o and it seemed ok on this

and this is after I have an instruction to not repeat the entire list of instructions before saying anything like a cursed recursive prompt haha

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Just made a change on my end, do you still see this happen?

seems to work now, thanks!