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2 Dec 2023 19:54:25 EST (-0500)
  Re: Default values in v3.8.0  
From: clipka
Date: 30 Sep 2018 20:45:48
Message: <5bb16e3c@news.povray.org>
Am 01.10.2018 um 02:11 schrieb Jim Holsenback:
> On 9/30/18 7:47 PM, clipka wrote:
>> Am 01.10.2018 um 00:06 schrieb Jim Holsenback:
>>> for default pigment just a brief /change/ annotation:
>>> http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Pigment
>> Just to make sure we're on the same page here: The behaviour you
>> presumably copy-and-pasted there from ambient is /not/ the way v3.8 will
>> eventually behave.
> ....as long as no explicit #default directive statement is specified????

Sorry, I guess it wasn't clear what exactly I was referring to; this is
about the `#version` interaction.

The text currently reads "When #version is set as either the VERY first
statement of the scene file or via command-line option and the version
is 3.8 or greater ..."

As correctly explained on the `#verison` page, thanks to the recent
overhaul it will no longer be necessary to have a `#version 3.8` as the
VERY first statement to get the changed default; unfortunately the
overhauled behaviour is more complex, and maybe the easiest and least
disruptive way to solve this is just to phrase it something like this:

"The default pigment has been {{Change}}d in version 3.8 from `rgb
<0,0,0>` to `rgb <1,1,1>` (requires `#version 3.8` or equivalent INI
setting or command-line option; see [Version Directive] for more details)."

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