clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Why not simply output a warning whenever user-specified bounding boxes
> are removed, regardless of object type?
Because default behavior should be that of the least surprise.
Nowadays nobody adds bounding shapes to objects (this was only the case
with POV-Ray 2.x and earlier, where automatic bounding was poor or even
inexistent), so it would be better to *not* remove bounding boxes by default,
and have the automatic removal as an option to be specified in the ini file.
I'm not exactly sure anymore, but I have a faint memory that POV-Ray doesn't
actually remove bounding objects from infinite objects (such as quartics).
If that's the case, then sphere_sweep could simply be flagged as "infinite"
to get that behavior.
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