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24 Sep 2022 16:15:54 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0-alpha.10011104  
From: Alain
Date: 16 Jan 2019 15:06:14
Message: <5c3f8eb6$1@news.povray.org>
Le 19-01-15 à 06:03, William F Pokorny a écrit :
> On 1/14/19 3:54 PM, clipka wrote:
>> Am 14.01.2019 um 18:23 schrieb William F Pokorny:
>>
>>> One of our standard shipped scene files fails due a form feed 
>>> character '0c' very near the end the end of the file. That scene is:
>>>
>>> ..../distribution/scenes/objects/superel2.pov
>>>
>>> and here I think we just need to update that scene file.
>>
>> Page breaks used to be common in ASCII files a while ago; I feel 
>> somehow inclined to just allow them as whitespace.
>>
>> The only thing that's holding me back is that I'm not exactly sure 
>> what effect they should have on column and line counting.
> 
> Yeah, suppose they could be as whitespace. Then we'd want to provide the 
> same treatment for some other printer(system bell?) oriented encodings 
> too if you go that route. Vertical-tab comes to mind & expect there are 
> a few more.
> 
> Even in the old days it was printer dependent in terms of real world 
> space(1) so not sure treating those special characters as something 
> other than a single white space makes sense. I say this, though, not 
> knowing what the POV-Ray windows editor does which such characters?
> 
> As for having these kind of characters in sample scene files we ship, 
> suppose I'd argue they shouldn't exist. In my editor/font I get some odd 
> fill-in character for it. I'm not sure what others might or might not see.
> 
> Bill P.
> 
> (1) - Do I admit my earliest college programming classes used teletype 
> computer terminals... Ah, the noise. :-)

Treating form feed as just line feed or new line should be correct.


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