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Naming scheme for primitives - update - Michael Heidemann - 2014-08-11

It seems that there is a need for updating the naming scheme that Primgen2 uses for the primitives.
Here my suggestion:
x, y, z are values that will be substituted by primgen2 for the dimension of the part.
cylinder: x-ycyli.dat : always use cyli
disc: x-ydisc.dat : always use disc
ndisc: x-yndis.dat : always use ndis
chord: x-ychrd.dat : always use chrd
cone: x-yconz.dat : always use con
ring:x-yringz.dat : always use ring
circle: x-yedge.dat : always use edge

The length of the filename is not important anymore because I think we will not reach 25 characters.

If this should be common used, I am going to change Primgen2 quickly.


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Chris Dee - 2014-08-11

I am inclined to agree. Would somebody have time to assess the scope of impact on existing official primitives (ldraw/p and ldraw/p/48)?

Thanks for bringing this up for discussion.


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Santeri Piippo - 2014-08-11

Analysis coming up. I can tell straight up, though, that changing 'rin' to 'ring' would be a massive change.


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Michael Heidemann - 2014-08-11

Yes, that is true. With LDFind I made a quick search for 'ring' and found:
Hi-Res Ring 40 x 0.2292 C:\ldraw\p\48\11-48r40.dat
Hi-Res Ring 42 x 0.0833 C:\ldraw\p\48\1-12ri42.dat
Ring 11 x 0.25 C:\ldraw\p\1-4rin11.dat
Ring 8 x 0.375 C:\ldraw\p\3-8ring8.dat

So for ring we have at least 'r', 'ri', 'rin' and 'ring' already in our library.

I believe that for the other primitives we will have similar results. So we need to solve this problem first.

I would go with:
Keep the already official files like they are. Introduce the new naming scheme quickly for new primitives.


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Santeri Piippo - 2014-08-11

Okay so, assuming we leave 'rin' files alone since there's just too many of those to even consider it IMO: I found 51 official primitives that would need renaming. A total of 25 part/subpart files would have to be updated accordingly:

List of primitives:
Code:
13-16chr.dat
48\11-24cyl.dat
48\11-24edg.dat
48\11-24r13.dat
48\11-24r52.dat
48\1-12co24.dat
48\1-12ri17.dat
48\1-12ri20.dat
48\1-12ri38.dat
48\1-12ri42.dat
48\1-12ri78.dat
48\11-48r19.dat
48\11-48r40.dat
48\1-16co11.dat
48\1-16co19.dat
48\1-16co20.dat
48\1-16co24.dat
48\1-16ri13.dat
48\1-16ri14.dat
48\1-16ri19.dat
48\1-16ri21.dat
48\1-16ri43.dat
48\1-24co10.dat
48\1-24co12.dat
48\1-24co14.dat
48\1-24co16.dat
48\1-24co24.dat
48\1-24ri11.dat
48\1-24ri19.dat
48\1-48ri43.dat
48\19-48edg.dat
48\2-4ri240.dat
48\3-16co19.dat
48\4-4ri100.dat
48\5-12ri13.dat
48\5-12ri14.dat
48\5-24co10.dat
48\5-24co12.dat
48\5-24co14.dat
48\5-24co16.dat
48\5-24ri10.dat
48\5-24ri17.dat
48\5-24ri18.dat
48\5-24ri20.dat
48\5-24ri24.dat
48\5-24ri28.dat
48\5-24ri29.dat
48\5-48co12.dat
48\5-48co29.dat
48\5-48ri32.dat
48\7-16ri16.dat

List of affected part files:
Code:
parts/2431pc0.dat
parts/2745.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat
parts/41667.dat
parts/43373.dat
parts/44224.dat
parts/4613.dat
parts/54715.dat
parts/59826ac01.dat
parts/6542a.dat
parts/84752.dat
parts/88492.dat
parts/88493.dat
parts/95188.dat
parts/99378.dat
parts/99551.dat
parts/s/10131s01.dat
parts/s/2431pt2b.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat
parts/s/30535s01.dat
parts/s/3739a.dat
parts/s/43373s01.dat
parts/s/61481s00.dat
parts/s/86500s01.dat
parts/s/99010s01.dat
parts/u9166.dat

List of matches, sans duplicates (which parts referenced which primitives):
Code:
parts/2431pc0.dat:13-16chr.dat
parts/2745.dat:48\3-16co19.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\1-24co10.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\1-24co12.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\1-24co14.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\1-24co16.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\5-24co10.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\5-24co12.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\5-24co14.dat
parts/3942bp01.dat:48\5-24co16.dat
parts/41667.dat:48\11-48r19.dat
parts/41667.dat:48\11-48r19.dat
parts/41667.dat:48\11-48r40.dat
parts/41667.dat:48\11-48r40.dat
parts/43373.dat:48\5-24ri24.dat
parts/44224.dat:48\1-16ri13.dat
parts/44224.dat:48\1-16ri14.dat
parts/4613.dat:48\5-12ri13.dat
parts/4613.dat:48\5-12ri14.dat
parts/54715.dat:48\1-16ri21.dat
parts/59826ac01.dat:48\2-4ri240.dat
parts/6542a.dat:48\4-4ri100.dat
parts/84752.dat:48\1-24co16.dat
parts/88492.dat:48\1-24ri11.dat
parts/88493.dat:48\11-24cyl.dat
parts/88493.dat:48\11-24edg.dat
parts/95188.dat:48\5-24ri20.dat
parts/95188.dat:48\5-24ri28.dat
parts/95188.dat:48\5-24ri29.dat
parts/99378.dat:48\5-48co12.dat
parts/99551.dat:48\1-16ri13.dat
parts/99551.dat:48\5-24ri20.dat
parts/s/10131s01.dat:48\5-24ri10.dat
parts/s/2431pt2b.dat:48\5-48ri32.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat:48\11-24cyl.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat:48\11-24edg.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat:48\11-24edg.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat:48\11-24r13.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat:48\11-24r52.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat:48\19-48edg.dat
parts/s/2870s01.dat:48\7-16ri16.dat
parts/s/30535s01.dat:48\11-24edg.dat
parts/s/30535s01.dat:48\5-24ri17.dat
parts/s/30535s01.dat:48\5-24ri18.dat
parts/s/3739a.dat:48\1-12co24.dat
parts/s/3739a.dat:48\1-12ri17.dat
parts/s/3739a.dat:48\1-12ri20.dat
parts/s/3739a.dat:48\1-12ri20.dat
parts/s/3739a.dat:48\1-12ri42.dat
parts/s/3739a.dat:48\1-24co24.dat
parts/s/43373s01.dat:48\1-16co24.dat
parts/s/61481s00.dat:48\1-16co19.dat
parts/s/61481s00.dat:48\1-16co20.dat
parts/s/86500s01.dat:48\1-12ri38.dat
parts/s/86500s01.dat:48\1-12ri78.dat
parts/s/99010s01.dat:48\1-16co11.dat
parts/s/99010s01.dat:48\1-16co19.dat
parts/s/99010s01.dat:48\1-16co20.dat
parts/s/99010s01.dat:48\1-16ri19.dat
parts/s/99010s01.dat:48\1-16ri43.dat
parts/s/99010s01.dat:48\5-48co29.dat
parts/u9166.dat:48\1-24ri19.dat
parts/u9166.dat:48\1-48ri43.dat



Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Orion Pobursky - 2014-08-12

Why don't we create MOVEDTOs? Then all new parts will use the new scheme and all old parts will be fine until updated


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Chris Dee - 2014-08-12

That is actually not too bad. I can create the new files by renaming the existing ones, so please don't start submitting replacements.

I'd like to leave "~Moved to" files in place so that we don't have to fix all the official parts/subparts in one tranche. It is inevitable that when the parts get re-cycled through the Parts Tracker, someone will want to make improvements which could hold up the whole process.


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Travis Cobbs - 2014-08-12

Does the parts tracker already check for usage of "~Moved to" sub-parts and primitives in submitted parts and auto-generate a failure?


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Chris Dee - 2014-08-12

No - not at present.


Re: Naming scheme for primitives - update - Chris Dee - 2014-08-13

All the "moves" have now been done on the Parts Tracker. I've not yet checked if there are any unofficial primitives that need renaming.