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23 Jun 2021 14:59:19 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Front end cannot process .ini files  
From: Thorsten Froehlich
Date: 6 Nov 2018 01:35:00
Message: <web.5be134f3d0fde9736547880d0@news.povray.org>
Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> 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.

The lack of a permanent Unix version maintainer.

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