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27 Sep 2022 14:35:36 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Random POV-Ray 4 SDL proposal, #1  
From: clipka
Date: 16 Jul 2021 21:30:13
Message: <60f232a5$1@news.povray.org>
Am 16.07.2021 um 15:35 schrieb Mr:
> clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
>> to allow for a compiling rather than interpreting parser.
> I'm so glad I asked the question ! Now not only am I fully convinced by all of
> your points ! But I
> actually am pretty enthusiastic ! Thanks to the last line,  about your proposal:
> compiled POV scenes, wow ! that sure is a great benefit. And just to make sure I
> didn't get you wrong, this means some speed increase too, doesn't it?

When re-running one and the same scene a lot, say, in an animation? Yes, 
most certainly.

When looping a lot in a scene, even if you render it only once? Probably.

When using a lot of include files that you tend to use over and over 
again? Or rendering a scene again that is structured into many 
individual files, and you've changed only a single one of them? We could 
probably get some performance win for that scenario, too.

When rendering a monolithic still scene, with very few programmatic 
elements, just that one single time? No, most likely not.

So we should have a way for the user to tell the parser which files to 
compile, and which just to interpret.

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