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20 Oct 2021 18:16:10 EDT (-0400)
  Re: alpha.9945627 "Constant" rounded  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 28 Jul 2021 09:06:46
Message: <61015666$1@news.povray.org>
On 7/26/21 3:23 PM, clipka wrote:
> 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



>>

>> digits, but was unreliable beyond 8 digits.
>>
>> I brought this up during the release candidate phase of 3.7, but nothing

>> precision to reliable lower precision suggests that the change was
>> deliberate, but I'd need confirmation from the developers.
>>
>>
https://news.povray.org/povray.beta-test/thread/%3Cweb.5019e866aa48f60685de7b680%40news.povray.org%3E/

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

See: https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/issues/428

For those, like me, not realizing we can declare strings on the command 
line due:

https://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Scene_Parsing_Options,

it might be worth reading about the issue on github. Even in existing 
v3.7/v3.8 code strings can be defined in a useful - if not completely 
clean - manner.

Bill P.


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