[OpenSCAD] feedback on "C-style for"

Jamie_K vector76 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 18:57:43 EDT 2016


A minor point I'd like to clarify, is when I speak of accessibility to
non-specialists, I'm talking about the more advanced programming aspects,
such as defining and using functions or list comprehensions.  There is no
question that ordinary geometry and modules are tremendously useful and
easily accessible.

When it comes to offset a polygon, or convert relative points to absolute,
what should be easy becomes a test of whether you understand tail recursion.

Opening up the programming aspects to non-specialists could expand creation
and sharing of operators (dilate, generate-mold, slice,
cleanup-non-manifold, voronoi-subdivide, or whatever).  As it is now, almost
all creation and sharing is of models, not operators.  With a proliferation
of operators, the designer who can't (or doesn't want to) write code could
see a lot of benefit too.

-Jamie




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