POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.bugreports : alpha.9945627 "Constant" rounded : Re: alpha.9945627 "Constant" rounded Server Time
10 Aug 2022 13:55:53 EDT (-0400)
  Re: alpha.9945627 "Constant" rounded  
From: clipka
Date: 26 Jul 2021 15:23:19
Message: <60ff0ba7@news.povray.org>
Am 26.07.2021 um 17:37 schrieb Cousin Ricky:

>> it appears that when I use a "Constant"[*] on the command-line, its value gets
>> rounded to six digits, see below.  for the alpha, and the current beta.  (and
>> 'povr')  have not tried from an ini file.
> This has been the case since 3.7.0.  POV-Ray 3.6 would read at least 9
> digits, but was unreliable beyond 8 digits.
> I brought this up during the release candidate phase of 3.7, but nothing
> was done.  The fact that it was changed from unreliable greater
> precision to reliable lower precision suggests that the change was
> deliberate, but I'd need confirmation from the developers.

Yeeeeah... digging through the code right now, and that's some very 
asinine code I'm looking at right there. Whoever made that change back 
in 2005 must have had their head screwed on backwards that day.

And I mean, VERY asinine.

I'll get that sorted out before the next beta, provided one of you folks 
submits an issue report on GitHub to remind me.

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