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TODO: We should create a page where we list ideas for larger development tasks. Each task should eventually get its own page, perhaps linked to a github issue. The tasks could be promoted into the suggested OpenSCAD Enhancement Proposals when/if they mature to that point.
TODO: We should also create a development support wiki, discussing how to get started setting up a development environment on the various platforms, as well as ideas how to get started as a new developer.
OpenSCAD functions are very limited. They basically evaluate one single expression, which does not include e.g. using for loops. Generating lists of content is this pretty hard.
One idea on how to improve this is to implement list comprehension. These are well-known constructs in languages like e.g. Python. Typical list comprehension functions would be e.g. map, reduce, filter.
Syntax needs to be discussed. One random suggestion:
list=[10,20,30,40,50]; function(list) = for (item=list) yield sin(item); newlist = function(list); // returns [0.17364817766693033, 0.3420201433256687, 0.49999999999999994, 0.6427876096865393, 0.766044443118978]
..or more terse, e.g.:
function(list) = [sin(item) for item in list];
Today we support DXF import/export for 2D data. SVG is a much more widely used format for this. While exporting is trivial, importing needs to be robust and well tested.
Difficulty: Pretty straight-forward. The interface would be providing line segments to an internal 2D polygon class
Last edited by Torsten Paul,