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28 Jan 2022 10:48:33 EST (-0500)
  Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs  
From: James Holsenback
Date: 25 Feb 2014 16:01:00
Message: <530d048c@news.povray.org>
On 02/25/2014 02:04 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>> On 02/24/2014 06:43 PM, Tor Olav Kristensen wrote:
>>> "Tor Olav Kristensen" <tor### [at] TOBEREMOVEDgmailcom> wrote:
>>>> James Holsenback <nom### [at] nonecom> wrote:
>>>>> On 02/23/2014 10:44 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
>>>>>> The documentation of colors.inc (section 3.4.9.1.3.2) describes a macro
>>>>>> Convert_Color() which converts between various color systems.  There is no such
>>>>>> macro anywhere in the POV-Ray distribution.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Also, the descriptions of the existing conversion macros do not say whether
they
>>>>>> return the converted parameter or the parameter is converted in place.  (It's
>>>>>> the former.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> POV-Ray versions: POV-Ray 3.7.0
>>>>>> Operating system: openSUSE 13.1 GNU/Linux
>>>>>> Hardware: Dell Inspiron 17R, Intel Core i7
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm guessing that it's been missing for some time now ... colors.inc is
>>>>> at revision 4 in perforce and I did "diff" on all previous versions
>>>>> (back to 2001.7.21). I didn't see it! I'm going to wait on removing it
>>>>> from the docs ... to see if anyone else has any input on the issue, as
>>>>> I'm clueless on this one.
>>>>
>>>> Perhaps it is related to the macro that was mentioned in this post ?
>>>>
>>>>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/message/%3Cchrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E/#%3C
> chr
>>> is
>>>> huff-D90D60.06530721112000%40news.povray.org%3E
>>>>
>>>> From: Chris Huff
>>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 10:29:59
>>>> Message: <chrishuff-1127E8.05302121112000@news.povray.org>
>>>
>>> Sorry. I meant this one (in the same thread):
>>>
>>> From: Chris Huff
>>> Subject: Re: Glow lights 2(~40K) - glowlits.jpeg (1/1)
>>> Date: 21 Nov 2000 11:52:44
>>> Message: <chrishuff-D90D60.06530721112000@news.povray.org>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tor Olav
>>> http://subcube.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Thanks ... if I'm reading correctly it is/was part of megapov and I
>> should remove Convert_Color() from the docs
>
> The capitalization makes me suspect that this macro have been prepared for the
> official include files. And then, maybe, someone just forgot to include it ;)
>
> --
> Tor Olav
> http://subcube.com

did some digging and wasn't able to find where to download ... any help 
with locating would be appreciated, if not the I think removing from 
docs is the next best solution


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