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  Re: POVRAY v4 SDL, Basic/Advanced/Intermediate  
From: clipka
Date: 18 Nov 2009 21:44:51
Message: <4b04b123$1@news.povray.org>
Louis schrieb:
> Making a language easy is not really an issue, if it's too low level, someone
> will aether build a library or a simpler language on top of it.
> 
> If you want something simpler, make your compiler that generates DSL. Just like
> a M$ Workflow diagram "gets compiled to" (generates) C#, which gets compiled
> into IL which at last gets compiled into a CPU instruction set.
> 
> If you don't like keyboards, code with your mouse using a modeler :-)

It would be of quite some benefit to be able to share scene files and 
include files between POV-Ray users, without needing to get half a dozen 
or more different libraries, on-top languages and what-have-you-nots to 
cooperate.

(Even if your suggested approach would be the way to go, it would not 
change the fact that thought should be put into the design of the 
language - if not how to make it easiest for users, then how to make it 
most flexible for adding libraries or auto-generating code.)


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