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10 Jun 2023 07:33:50 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Ignorance rules!  
From: clipka
Date: 26 May 2021 22:58:47
Message: <60af0ae7$1@news.povray.org>
Am 24.06.2020 um 19:53 schrieb William F Pokorny:

> (4) - And, yep. I don't like the DBL, SNGL in our source code since 
> v1.0. Or the PRECISE_FLOAT Christoph asked me to add to a pull request 
> years back which then never got adopted. PRECISE_FLOAT now needs to be 
> yanked at some point from povr and I'd like to drop DBL and SNGL too.

I'm trying to jog my memory here to recall what that PRECISE_FLOAT was 
all about, but for the love of it I can't find no reference to it, 
except mentions by you yourself: One in 2019-02-17 in povray.beta-test 
where you posted a snippet apparently from a custom 
`polynomialsolver.cpp` where it appears in a comment, and one in a pull 
request from LeForgeron, titled "fix for FS324, regression on triangle" 
(pull request #358), where you mentioned "the new PRECISE_FLOAT compile 
hook" on 2019-06-06.

Can you help me out which pull request of yours that would have been, 
for which I suggested the use of PRECISE_FLOAT?

The Interwebkraken knows nothing else about it, GitHub can't seem to dig 
it up, and even in all my dozen unpublished half-finished branches that 
spun off at different times in history and still reside on my computer, 
none of them seems to contain the character sequence "PRECISE_FLOAT".

Is there a publicly accessible repo for your povr branch? Seeing where 
you're using the thing might bring my memory back up to speed.

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