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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up late, lazy breakfast with babes; washed & tidied
up. Tried to get to some GL hacking; distracted by call with
Niall and admin instead. Lunch. Played games with E. and N.
while J. dropped H. off with Katie for a YFC ball-night.
Potatoe peeling, dinner bits; babes watched a DVD;
prepared for the youth tomorrow. Finally got to GL nasties.
To add to my litany of "I can't believe OpenGL is
so horribly un-usable" - discovered that the reason
clipping (silently) doesn't work vs. textures it that no
stencil buffer is allocated and attached to the frame-buffer
object. You might think that doing a truck-load of operations
drawing clip-masks of different shapes into a non-existent,
non-attached stencil-buffer might trigger some (any) sort
of helpful warning (we check for glError in a paranoid manner,
nearly constantly). You might think that, but then that would
make things easy to debug, and fast to develop against - and
take all the skill out of it; right ? what would we then do
with all those people's brains who had (somehow) learned to
model the entire (global variable based) OpenGL state-set
for every call ? finally found the few-line fix; urgh.
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