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  Re: An updated povr tarball for Unix/Linux. f6b1c13e  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 30 Jul 2020 19:31:19
Message: <5f235847$1@news.povray.org>
On 7/29/20 2:16 PM, jr wrote:

Just back from a few days at real life. Back at povr for real tomorrow - 
or the day after. Ahead of me getting back...

> I find I'm not .. getting on with the forced uppercase stuff (sorry), and would
> prefer to go back to the first version you posted.  

Could you be more specific?

Povr breaks compatibility with as little as possible - but still quite a 
lot. My aim is to keep behavior near v3.8, but there is certainly more 
compatibility breakage to come. Is it more than wanting to continue to 
use lower case and/or includes which already have lower case?

Are there actual conflicts/problems with the approach; or examples where 
it's very inconvenient?

The functionality is still hacked in - because I'm trying it too. :-) 
But, thus far, I'm liking the behavior. In fact, I recently fixed a miss 
with command line declares letting lower case declare IDs still happen. 
That said, I've not run much old stuff with it as yet. Plus, suppose I 
wasn't in the habit of using lower case locals/declares to begin with.

Our SDL usage is different. I've not much jumped on the newer array, 
dictionary stuff, for example, mostly because it came well after my tcl 
wrapper - which already had that functionality.

regarding that, I did a
> 'diff' on the respective 'vfe/unix/unixconsole.cpp' files, is the 'XInitThreads'
> call (including surrounding conditional) the only thing that would need to be
> added to allow the _f9bc4ef7 version to function safely wrt X11?

As safely as the newer release, yes.

There are other fixes and improvements relative to the prior release 
you'll be missing in using the first, but stuff should work except where 
there was already incompatible change - ie fog, inbuilt functions,...

Bill P.

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