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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 23 Feb 2014 15:45:01
Message: <web.530a174a89262cf8192ae5f10@news.povray.org>
The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.

Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether they
return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
the former.)

POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7


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From: James Holsenback
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 24 Feb 2014 10:51:17
Message: <530b2425$1@news.povray.org>
On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
>
> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether they
> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
> the former.)
>
> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7

I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ... colors.inc is 
at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions 
(back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on removing it 
from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the issue, as 
I'm clueless on this one.


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From: Tor Olav Kristensen
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 24 Feb 2014 23:30:01
Message: <web.530bd5036a62a82b699b2fb50@news.povray.org>
James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> > The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
> > Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
> > macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
> >
> > Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether they
> > return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
> > the former.)
> >
> > POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
> > Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
> > Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
>
> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ... colors.inc is
> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on removing it
> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the issue, as
> I'm clueless on this one.

Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?

http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#%3Cchris
huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E

From: Chris Huff
Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>

--
Tor Olav
http://subcube.com


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From: Tor Olav Kristensen
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 24 Feb 2014 23:45:01
Message: <web.530bd9216a62a82b699b2fb50@news.povray.org>
"Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
> > On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> > > The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
> > > Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
> > > macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
> > >
> > > Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether they
> > > return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
> > > the former.)
> > >
> > > POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
> > > Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
> > > Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
> >
> > I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ... colors.inc is
> > at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
> > (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on removing it
> > from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the issue, as
> > I'm clueless on this one.
>
> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
>
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#%3Cchr
is
> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
>
> From: Chris Huff
> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>

Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):

From: Chris Huff
Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>

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Tor Olav
http://subcube.com


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From: James Holsenback
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 25 Feb 2014 00:19:33
Message: <530be195@news.povray.org>
On 02/24/2014 06:43 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> "Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>>> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
>>>> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
>>>> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
>>>> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
>>>>
>>>> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether they
>>>> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
>>>> the former.)
>>>>
>>>> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
>>>> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
>>>> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
>>>
>>> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ... colors.inc is
>>> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
>>> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on removing it
>>> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the issue, as
>>> I'm clueless on this one.
>>
>> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
>>
>>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#%3Cchr
> is
>> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
>>
>> From: Chris Huff
>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
>> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>
>
> Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):
>
> From: Chris Huff
> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
> Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
> Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>
>
> --
> Tor Olav
> http://subcube.com
>
>
>

Thanks ... if I'm reading correctly it is/was part of megapov and I 
should remove Convert_Color() from the docs


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From: Tor Olav Kristensen
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 25 Feb 2014 19:10:01
Message: <web.530ce95b6a62a82b47ba06bb0@news.povray.org>
James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
> On 02/24/2014 06:43 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> > "Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
> >> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
> >>> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> >>>> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
> >>>> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
> >>>> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
> >>>>
> >>>> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether
they
> >>>> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
> >>>> the former.)
> >>>>
> >>>> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
> >>>> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
> >>>> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
> >>>
> >>> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ... colors.inc is
> >>> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
> >>> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on removing it
> >>> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the issue, as
> >>> I'm clueless on this one.
> >>
> >> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
> >>
> >>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#%3C
chr
> > is
> >> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
> >>
> >> From: Chris Huff
> >> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
> >> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
> >> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>
> >
> > Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):
> >
> > From: Chris Huff
> > Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
> > Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
> > Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>
> >
> > --
> > Tor Olav
> > http://subcube.com
> >
> >
> >
>
> Thanks ... if I'm reading correctly it is/was part of megapov and I
> should remove Convert_Color() from the docs

The capitalization makes me suspect that this macro have been prepared for the
official include files. And then, maybe, someone just forgot to include it ;)

--
Tor Olav
http://subcube.com


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From: James Holsenback
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 25 Feb 2014 21:01:00
Message: <530d048c@news.povray.org>
On 02/25/2014 02:04 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>> On 02/24/2014 06:43 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
>>> "Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
>>>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>>>>> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
>>>>>> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
>>>>>> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
>>>>>> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether
they
>>>>>> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
>>>>>> the former.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
>>>>>> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
>>>>>> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ... colors.inc is
>>>>> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
>>>>> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on removing it
>>>>> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the issue, as
>>>>> I'm clueless on this one.
>>>>
>>>> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
>>>>
>>>>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#%3C
> chr
>>> is
>>>> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
>>>>
>>>> From: Chris Huff
>>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
>>>> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>
>>>
>>> Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):
>>>
>>> From: Chris Huff
>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
>>> Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tor Olav
>>> http://subcube.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Thanks ... if I'm reading correctly it is/was part of megapov and I
>> should remove Convert_Color() from the docs
>
> The capitalization makes me suspect that this macro have been prepared for the
> official include files. And then, maybe, someone just forgot to include it ;)
>
> --
> Tor Olav
> http://subcube.com

did some digging and wasn't able to find where to download ... any help 
with locating would be appreciated, if not the I think removing from 
docs is the next best solution


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From: James Holsenback
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 25 Feb 2014 22:12:53
Message: <530d1565$1@news.povray.org>
On 02/25/2014 04:01 PM, James Holsenback wrote:
> On 02/25/2014 02:04 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>>> On 02/24/2014 06:43 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
>>>> "Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
>>>>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>>>>>> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
>>>>>>> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a
>>>>>>> macro
>>>>>>> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.
>>>>>>> There is no such
>>>>>>> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not
>>>>>>> say whether they
>>>>>>> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in
>>>>>>> place.  (It's
>>>>>>> the former.)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
>>>>>>> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
>>>>>>> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ...
>>>>>> colors.inc is
>>>>>> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
>>>>>> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on
>>>>>> removing it
>>>>>> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the
>>>>>> issue, as
>>>>>> I'm clueless on this one.
>>>>>
>>>>> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
>>>>>
>>>>>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#%3C
>>>>>
>> chr
>>>> is
>>>>> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
>>>>>
>>>>> From: Chris Huff
>>>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
>>>>> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>
>>>>
>>>> Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):
>>>>
>>>> From: Chris Huff
>>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
>>>> Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Tor Olav
>>>> http://subcube.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks ... if I'm reading correctly it is/was part of megapov and I
>>> should remove Convert_Color() from the docs
>>
>> The capitalization makes me suspect that this macro have been prepared
>> for the
>> official include files. And then, maybe, someone just forgot to
>> include it ;)
>>
>> --
>> Tor Olav
>> http://subcube.com
>
> did some digging and wasn't able to find where to download ... any help
> with locating would be appreciated, if not the I think removing from
> docs is the next best solution
>

the deeper I dig the more it seems that it's a documentation anomaly. I 
looked in perforce and found where it disappeared.

I version 3.5 colors.inc had 7 revisions ... initial version 2/21/01 
didn't have /ANY/ color macros but showed up in v2 when CHSL2RGB() and 
it's kin, including Convert_Color() were added. In version 5 
Convert_Color() was removed and hasn't been heard from since ... the 
others remained.

I'm going to remove it from the documentation.


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From: Tor Olav Kristensen
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 26 Feb 2014 00:30:00
Message: <web.530d34c16a62a82b699b2fb50@news.povray.org>
James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
> On 02/25/2014 04:01 PM, James Holsenback wrote:
> > On 02/25/2014 02:04 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> >> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
> >>> On 02/24/2014 06:43 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> >>>> "Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
> >>>>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
> >>>>>> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> >>>>>>> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a
> >>>>>>> macro
> >>>>>>> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.
> >>>>>>> There is no such
> >>>>>>> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not
> >>>>>>> say whether they
> >>>>>>> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in
> >>>>>>> place.  (It's
> >>>>>>> the former.)
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
> >>>>>>> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
> >>>>>>> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ...
> >>>>>> colors.inc is
> >>>>>> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
> >>>>>> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on
> >>>>>> removing it
> >>>>>> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the
> >>>>>> issue, as
> >>>>>> I'm clueless on this one.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#
%3C
> >>>>>
> >> chr
> >>>> is
> >>>>> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
> >>>>>
> >>>>> From: Chris Huff
> >>>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
> >>>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
> >>>>> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>
> >>>>
> >>>> Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):
> >>>>
> >>>> From: Chris Huff
> >>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
> >>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
> >>>> Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Tor Olav
> >>>> http://subcube.com
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> Thanks ... if I'm reading correctly it is/was part of megapov and I
> >>> should remove Convert_Color() from the docs
> >>
> >> The capitalization makes me suspect that this macro have been prepared
> >> for the
> >> official include files. And then, maybe, someone just forgot to
> >> include it ;)
> >>
> >> --
> >> Tor Olav
> >> http://subcube.com
> >
> > did some digging and wasn't able to find where to download ... any help
> > with locating would be appreciated, if not the I think removing from
> > docs is the next best solution
> >
>
> the deeper I dig the more it seems that it's a documentation anomaly. I
> looked in perforce and found where it disappeared.
>
> I version 3.5 colors.inc had 7 revisions ... initial version 2/21/01
> didn't have /ANY/ color macros but showed up in v2 when CHSL2RGB() and
> it's kin, including Convert_Color() were added. In version 5
> Convert_Color() was removed and hasn't been heard from since ... the
> others remained.
>
> I'm going to remove it from the documentation.

Ok.

I found some more information in this thread:

From: Marc-Hendrik Bremer
Subject: Colors.inc-macros incomplete
Date: 9 Sep 2001 16:21:29

http://news.povray.org/povray.beta-test/thread/%3C3b9b9709%40news.povray.org%3E/

But there is no explanation for why the Convert_Color macro is missing.

IIRC, Rune organised the include files at that time. Maybe he can remember what
happened.

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Tor Olav
http://subcube.com


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From: James Holsenback
Subject: Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs
Date: 26 Feb 2014 09:16:08
Message: <530db0d8@news.povray.org>
On 02/25/2014 07:26 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>> On 02/25/2014 04:01 PM, James Holsenback wrote:
>>> On 02/25/2014 02:04 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
>>>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>>>>> On 02/24/2014 06:43 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
>>>>>> "Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
>>>>>>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
>>>>>>>>> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a
>>>>>>>>> macro
>>>>>>>>> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.
>>>>>>>>> There is no such
>>>>>>>>> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not
>>>>>>>>> say whether they
>>>>>>>>> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in
>>>>>>>>> place.  (It's
>>>>>>>>> the former.)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
>>>>>>>>> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
>>>>>>>>> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ...
>>>>>>>> colors.inc is
>>>>>>>> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
>>>>>>>> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on
>>>>>>>> removing it
>>>>>>>> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the
>>>>>>>> issue, as
>>>>>>>> I'm clueless on this one.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#
> %3C
>>>>>>>
>>>> chr
>>>>>> is
>>>>>>> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: Chris Huff
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>>>>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
>>>>>>> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):
>>>>>>
>>>>>> From: Chris Huff
>>>>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>>>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
>>>>>> Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Tor Olav
>>>>>> http://subcube.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks ... if I'm reading correctly it is/was part of megapov and I
>>>>> should remove Convert_Color() from the docs
>>>>
>>>> The capitalization makes me suspect that this macro have been prepared
>>>> for the
>>>> official include files. And then, maybe, someone just forgot to
>>>> include it ;)
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Tor Olav
>>>> http://subcube.com
>>>
>>> did some digging and wasn't able to find where to download ... any help
>>> with locating would be appreciated, if not the I think removing from
>>> docs is the next best solution
>>>
>>
>> the deeper I dig the more it seems that it's a documentation anomaly. I
>> looked in perforce and found where it disappeared.
>>
>> I version 3.5 colors.inc had 7 revisions ... initial version 2/21/01
>> didn't have /ANY/ color macros but showed up in v2 when CHSL2RGB() and
>> it's kin, including Convert_Color() were added. In version 5
>> Convert_Color() was removed and hasn't been heard from since ... the
>> others remained.
>>
>> I'm going to remove it from the documentation.
>
> Ok.
>
> I found some more information in this thread:
>
> From: Marc-Hendrik Bremer
> Subject: Colors.inc-macros incomplete
> Date: 9 Sep 2001 16:21:29
>
> http://news.povray.org/povray.beta-test/thread/%3C3b9b9709%40news.povray.org%3E/
>
> But there is no explanation for why the Convert_Color macro is missing.

well maybe that's not necessary ... i should have mentioned that 
Convert_Color was an aborted attempt at a wrapper for all the other macros


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