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24 Feb 2024 18:10:52 EST (-0500)
  Re: Check for missing include files?  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 10 Jul 2019 16:39:56
Message: <5d264d1c$1@news.povray.org>
On 7/10/2019 4:15 PM, jr wrote:
> hi,
> Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
>> On 7/10/2019 3:44 PM, Mike Horvath wrote:
>>> Normally POV-Ray quits with an error if it tries to load an include file
>>> but it is missing. Is there a way to spawn a warning when this happens,
>>> and continue with the render? I am trying to track whether this happens
>>> within a project I am working on, and can't think of a better method.
>>> Thanks.
>> I found this in the docs.
>>       file_exists(S)
>>       Attempts to open the file specified by the string S. The current
>>       directory and all library directories specified by the Library_Path
>>       or +L options are also searched. See Library Paths for details.
>>       Returns 1 if successful and 0 if unsuccessful.
>> But it only works if you know the name of the file beforehand. I am
>> testing other people's code and there are about 1000 files to check...
> with so many files to check, it might be easier to use tools provided by the
> system, eg
>    $ grep '^#include' /path/to/files/* > todo-list
> to get a list of all .inc files.  then you can check either check for their
> existence or create dummy files (with only a '#debug
> concat("missing-name.inc")'.
> (nb the expression given to grep would need to allow for leading and
> intermediate spaces)
> regards, jr.

That is a good idea, thanks.


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