The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray).

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FS#302 - confusing error message when .ini file cannot be parsed

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Monday, 22 July 2013, 12:05 GMT
Last edited by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 19:40 GMT
Task Type Possible Bug
Category Frontend → Other
Status Tracked on GitHub
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Linux
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.70 RC7
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When a command-line parameter in an .ini file cannot be parsed (such as “+a.3”), POV-Ray reports a “Problem with setting”, quoting the command line, rather than indicating that the problem occurred in an .ini file. This leads the user to think that the problem is with the command line itself, unnecessarily confusing him.

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Comment by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 19:40 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (New → Tracked on GitHub)

Now tracked on github as issue #159.