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  Re: Lathe and Prism updates requested by Christoph.  
From: clipka
Date: 3 Jun 2016 14:18:12
Message: <5751c9e4$1@news.povray.org>
Am 03.06.2016 um 20:16 schrieb clipka:
> Am 26.05.2016 um 18:26 schrieb Stephen:
>> On 5/26/2016 4:56 PM, Le_Forgeron wrote:
>>> I also want to stress that it is topologically, and logically too,
>>> impossible to define left/right with an alien over a radio link:
>>
>> This is true but we are not dealing with aliens. (Well there might be
>> one or two. ;) )
>>
>> PovRay has a default handiness with Y being up. Why not use that to
>> define clockwise and anti-clockwise?
> 
> I think it's no good to implicitly presume any particular handedness
> throughout the docs; while there is a default handedness, there are also
> people who override the handedness "by default".

(Not to mention people using 3rd party tools to generate portions of
their scenes, which might be overriding the handedness as well.)


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