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28 Jan 2022 11:45:11 EST (-0500)
  Re: Phantom macro Convert_Color() in docs  
From: Tor Olav Kristensen
Date: 25 Feb 2014 14:10:01
Message: <web.530ce95b6a62a82b47ba06bb0@news.povray.org>
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


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