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  Re: comma at end of last element in list  
From: Trevor G Quayle
Date: 15 Oct 2008 15:55:00
Message: <web.48f649a2eded49c981c811d20@news.povray.org>
Warp <war### [at] tagpovrayorg> wrote:
> Trevor G Quayle <Tin### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
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>
> > Dan Connelly <djc### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> > > What I'd like to see is an allowed comma at the end of the last element in a
list.  This would facilitate the pop
ulat
> > ing of lists from within a loop.  There's now the need (AFAICT) a silly check for
the last element to omit the comm
a.
> > >
> > > Dan
>
> > Usually I workaround by adding the comma before the number, that way there is no
> > comma at the end of the list.  This works usually because most items that I have
> > created that use lists (meshes, splines, polygons) have a float preceding the
> > list, usually the number of items conatined in the list.
>
>   Also you could skip using commas completely. Just put your elements in
> parentheses (to avoid ambiguity in situations like "2 -1") and you don't
> need commas at all.
>
> --
>                                                           - Warp

Yes that may be better.  I was unaware that I could skip the commas in those
types of items (I knew you could in primitives).  Is this stated anywhere in
the docs explicitly or is one of those read between the lines to discover?

-tgq


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