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15 Jul 2024 08:24:43 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Error with big *.inc file  
From: James Holsenback
Date: 29 Aug 2014 06:58:05
Message: <54005cbd$1@news.povray.org>
On 08/29/2014 04:32 AM, Alex wrote:
> I get the following error when using a big inc file:
> "C:\Temp\POV\Mesh_tracts_big.inc" line 64136462: Parse Error: No matching } in
> 'object', float function 'float constant' found instead.
> But there is nothing wrong with that file. Note that I do *not* get any error
> when I use smaller file.
> I have put the relevant files (Mesh_tracts_big.inc, Mesh_tracts_small.inc and
> Scene_def.pov) here (~1/2 GB zip file):
> http://www.isi.uu.nl/People/Alexander/files/POV.zip
> I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS (24 threads with 128 GB RAM). To
> render the big file, you need ~30 GB RAM. I used both the latest POV-Ray version
> and the previous one... no luck!
> Many thanks in advance for any help!
> Cheers,
> Alexander
Hmmm ... OK I'm seeing something similar with a big include file (> 75M) 
that I've been using for ages and /haven't/ touched since 2011

ash@linux-c2bm:~/POV-Ray/Source $ ll ../Includes/gargoyle.inc
-rw-r--r-- 1 ash users 75777971 Apr  6  2011 ../Includes/gargoyle.inc

File '/users/ash/POV-Ray/Includes/gargoyle.inc' line 2868724: Parse 
Error: Illegal character in input file, value is b7.
Fatal error in parser: Cannot parse input.

Odd that things worked fine two days ago (and yesterday) ... Indeed when 
I bring the file into gedit it halts reading the file for "illegal 
character" so I canceled ... however reading the file with vi I see a 
problem at the offending line:

I've seen this before (different include), but didn't follow up as I was 
sure it would be one of those "I can't duplicate it" cases and I dropped 
it ... now with another user having problems I feel it's prudent to 
speak up now.

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