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23 Jun 2021 13:21:43 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Front end cannot process .ini files  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 5 Nov 2018 18:22:44
Message: <5be0d0c4$1@news.povray.org>
On 2018-11-05 9:58 AM (-4), Thorsten Froehlich wrote:
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>> POV-Ray 3.8 cannot process .ini files in my library path; I have to
>> provide the path to the .ini file in order to get a successful render.
> 
> The parsing of INI files works as designed and documented in 3.7. As you know,
> the Library_Path option is documented in the "Scene Parsing Options" section. It
> has effects only within the scene file.
> 
> The behavior in 3.6 and before was rather confusing and would pick up
> configuration options in the order they were provided and execute them
> instantly. This means it would also parse your INI file and the overwrite
> whatever that file specified with whatever came after it in the original INI
> file. Your usage only worked due to side effects of the INI parser already
> storing the library include paths while it was parsing the options and the code
> using the same function to locate files.

So what is the point of having /usr/local/share/povray-3.8/ini in the 
default povray.ini?  That directory only has .ini files.


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