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27 Nov 2021 10:07:09 EST (-0500)
  Re: alpha.10064268 macro problem  
From: jr
Date: 3 Apr 2021 18:20:00
Message: <web.6068e8ec54e5aaba79819d986cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> "jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> ...
> I commented out the macro call in bigSphere  (look at you, using capital
> letters... :o)  and put an actual sphere in its place.
> Same error.

yes, I too tried that.


> Put a 1 on the line above it.   Same error as last time.
>
> But when I closed the ), this time I got
>
> Parse Error: Unbalanced #end directives in include file.
> at File: fore_demo.pov Line: 213 Col: 1
> e[0] = 0  e[1] = 0  e[2] = 'one'  e[3] = 7.
> Parse Warning: Unbalanced ) in include file
>
> So the error gets triggered in the scene file, but seems to be actually due to
> an omission in some nested thing in the include file.
> Also, 213 is a different line than when I did the 0) in the mkSphere macro.

maybe I should have mentioned earlier.  before I got to the stage of calling
payload macros, I worked to get the "walking" done properly.  for that I've a
test scene with arrays from one to five dims, and the 'fore_call()' at the time
only spat out the 'cmd_' content, ie the index/indices of the current element.
while it is possible that I fucked up, I did test pretty thoroughly.

my gut feeling, given the "because it is looking for a numeric expression", is
that the parser somehow expects a RHS where it sees an object/primitive.

(and to add to the indignation :-), earlier I'd written a camera {} and left
forgot to fill in the details, and .. not a beep from the program.)


> If you can't find the issue, you may have to resort to mapping the nesting
> levels like I did in that blood cells scene.

yes, last resort though.  I do hope "one of the gods" can shed some light on
this.


regards, jr.


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