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10 Dec 2023 22:54:55 EST (-0500)
  Re: Extensible functionality  
From: clipka
Date: 2 Aug 2011 16:02:01
Message: <4e3857b9$1@news.povray.org>
> Would this theoretical scripting language be able to provide me with the
> necessary tools for general object collision testing?

I'd expect the new scripting language to provide no additional 
functionality that cannot be done with the current SDL in /some/ way or 
another already, except for providing a more powerful language to define 
"function" patterns.

In that sense - no, general object collision testing will not be 
possible with it.

However, the new language could be expected to be much faster to 
execute, and provide new language constructs allowing much easier 
handling of aggregate data, so that an approximated object collision 
testing based on trace() or inside() tests might become viable at 
reasonable quality and script coding effort.

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