POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.newusers : Ignorance rules! : Re: Ignorance rules! Server Time
9 Jun 2023 18:30:07 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Ignorance rules!  
From: clipka
Date: 26 May 2021 21:23:06
Message: <60aef47a$1@news.povray.org>
Am 23.06.2020 um 19:25 schrieb Cousin Ricky:
> On 2020-06-23 7:28 AM (-4), William F Pokorny wrote:
>> We have the convention today users should not declare IDs with lower 
>> case characters because such things might become, or might already be, 
>> SDL keywords. What I'm thinking about for povr is adding checking such 
>> that users cannot declare/local a name with only (lower case ascii, _) 
>> characters. #declare _a =... would be a parsing error.
>> With this in place, I think it would then be the case we could always 
>> use something like _<lowercase_parm> for all our parameters without 
>> worry of collisions. The _ leading character would never be part of a 
>> keyword.
>> Am I missing something with this planned approach?

Been there. Done that.
Curesed a lot.

> I suppose it could work.  It could potentially break old scenes, but I 
> don't suppose many such scenes exist.  None of the stock include files 
> have any such names that I can find.

Look harder.
`functions.inc` is what made me put the idea on the back burner.

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