I've been experimenting with building a L-systems script-fu, but have hit a seemingly insuperable obstacle. It seems that there's a built-in limitation in siod that prevents strings from exceeding somewhere between 4050 and 4094 bytes. Since L-systems are basically string-rewriting systems, with the strings getting longer at each rewrite, this arbitrarily low limit is a real PITA. Indeed, it's a show-stopper.
Despite the known annoyances of trying to do string handling in any lisp-like language, I started out using the scheme script-fu instead of perl in hopes of making the resulting script usable on windoze machines as well as Linux boxes. But when I finally got things working, the interpreter just dies/hangs when the strings start getting too long. There are no error messages, no core dumps, no segfaults -- it just stops, silently. So my questions are: (1) Is the specific version of siod that the GIMP uses documented anywhere? (2) Is there a sensible workaround for the (apparently) limited string length? (3) Is there a way to extend the GIMP's version of siod's capabilities to allow strings of arbitrary (large, very large) length in 1.4? (Or, even better, in 1.2.x?) -- --Jeff Jeff Trefftzs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.tcsn.net/trefftzs Home Page http://gug.sunsite.dk/gallery.php?artist=68 Gimp Gallery http://trefftzs.topcities.com/home.html Photo galleries _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer