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6 Dec 2021 12:41:41 EST (-0500)
  Re: Filed() macro for CSV data file handling  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 14 Oct 2021 13:38:39
Message: <61686b1f@news.povray.org>
On 10/13/21 10:43 AM, jr wrote:
> hi,
> 
> attached include file provides a macro for reading and writing the POV-Ray
> variant of CSV data files.  the use is documented in a HTML page, and a few
> demo/example scenes.
> 
> 

Great work! Another useful macro - and some cool demos too. Robot 
battles... ;-)

Ran through all the demos and didn't pick up any issues with my current 
package of IO fixes / changes. I do have some comments on the Filed() 
package itself.

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"...missing out a field or an empty field..."

perhaps?

"...a missing field or an empty field..."

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The flowers.pov file already has the tabulated.inc guard set to 1 
contrary to the scene's comments.

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The flowers_read.pov animation doesn't look to me to be picking up all 
the yellow flowers? Maybe one or two per asteroid? I didn't investigate 
though, perhaps it's working as expected?

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With the flowers.ini AA, at least on linux with v3.8 and povr, the 
method 3 AA doesn't look very good. Perhaps something like:

sampling_method = 2
antialias_threshold = 0.005
antialias_depth = 3
jitter = on

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The toa example needs too the jr's ruled.inc - Ruled() and this is not 
mentioned in the documentation and there is no pointer as to where to 
grab it.

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The toa example needs the arial.ttf font which is not - by default - 
available for most non windows users.

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With the toa example, where the "toa_state.txt" or "toa_run.log" already 
exist we get an error message via toal__chkFilesExist(), but the error 
message only says "existing file(s)" were found.

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Bill P.


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