POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.beta-test : POV-Ray v3.8.0 - Dropped Features : Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0 - Dropped Features Server Time
25 Jul 2021 14:38:09 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.8.0 - Dropped Features  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 12 Jun 2021 11:22:57
Message: <60c4d151$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/10/21 2:52 PM, clipka wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> A couple of features that were in the last v3.8.0-alpha releases will be 
> reverted as we prepare to enter beta phase:
> 
> 
> - Proper balancing of #end directives, braces, parentheses etc. will not 
> be checked.
> 
> - String literals will again be limited to 256 characters.
> 
> - `defined()`, `#ifdef()` and `#ifndef()` will again return `false` if 
> applied to reserved words.
> 
> - input file encoding will not be auto-detected.
> 
> - boost thread and system libraries will be required again.
> 
> 
> Also, the handling of the `#version` directive and the `version` 
> pseudo-variable are subject to review at this point.
> 
> 
> I _think_ that should be all.

Thanks for the summary, I wondered. Bummer about the boost libraries...

Bill P.


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