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Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Christoph Lipka - 2009-07-16
Last edited by William F Pokorny - 2016-12-10

FS#41 - improve command-line parsing error messages

POV-Ray 3.6, upon encountering problems when parsing command line and/or .ini file options, would quote the offending option in the error message.

POV-Ray 3.7 currently just reports that there is some problem with the command line, without providing any details. I suggest changing this, as the information may be helpful at times.

Thorsten Fröhlich commented on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 06:45 GMT

IIRC this feature was added some time ago, wasn't it?

Christoph Lipka commented on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 15:39 GMT

Don't know what I was seeing back then; I just tried a few things and can't reproduce it now (which fits the code as I see it, and as it seems to have been for ages).

Richard Callwood III commented on Sunday, 02 February 2014, 12:07 GMT

Why is this considered a feature request rather than a bug? It is the failure/disabling of a feature that existed in 3.6.

Richard Callwood III commented on Monday, 03 February 2014, 07:37 GMT

The problem still exists in version 3.7.0 final. It is also inherited by UberPOV.

Christoph Lipka commented on Monday, 03 February 2014, 07:42 GMT

Re-opened: While the Windows version does a nice job reporting command-line errors, the Linux version doesn’t.

We should re-structure the code to have all versions share one and the same piece of code for command-line parsing (and related error-reporting).

William F Pokorny commented on Saturday, 10 December 2016, 14:50 GMT

Now tracked on github as issue #173.


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