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20 Jun 2024 23:43:34 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0-beta 1 - Parse error using "%s" in Win10  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 28 Jul 2021 09:16:08
Message: <61015898$1@news.povray.org>
On 7/25/21 4:33 AM, jr wrote:
> hi,
> 
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> 
> (thanks, could not post this as I have no MS Windows machine)
> 
> 
>> #declare seed_ = val(datetime(now,"%s"));
> 
> just to confirm, this works on all Linux systems I have access to, incl a Debian
> VM with (oldest) POV-Ray-3.7.0.8.
> 

Just to toss it out there, for as long as I've used datetime(now) as in:

#version 3.8;
#debug concat("v3.8 default -> ",datetime(now),"\n")

I've gotten back:

  v3.8 default -> 2021-07-28 08:11:16Z

because the default format strings has a 'Z' on the end where I suspect 
' %Z' was intended. In the povr branch I changed to ' %z' as I think the 
time offset more general.

  v3.8 (povr) default -> 2021-07-28 08:15:15 -0400

Bill P.


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