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Cobra    122
It seems that everywhere I look people use the word Frustrum for the culling type involving clipping what''s outside of their view. I was wondering why this came about.... the word is Frustum.. defined thusly.. frus·tum Pronunciation Key (frstm) n. Mathematics pl. frus·tums or frus·ta (-t) The part of a solid, such as a cone or pyramid, between two parallel planes cutting the solid, especially the section between the base and a plane parallel to the base. frustum \Frus"tum\, n.; pl. L. Frusta, E. Frustums. [L. fruslum piece, bit.] 1. (Geom.) The part of a solid next the base, formed by cutting off the, top; or the part of any solid, as of a cone, pyramid, etc., between two planes, which may be either parallel or inclined to each other. frustum n : the part that is left when a cone or pyramid is cut by a plane parallel to the base and the apical part is removed That word seems to perfectly represent what we''re actually doing (drawing an expanding box along the view and removing everything outside of it). Im not complaining or anything like that.... I was just wondering WHY this trend came about.... and if anyone actually realised it was wrong. (maybe the word Frustrum is right? and was a made-up word for programmers?.... but it has no definition and isnt a real word so far as I can find). Thx for any info to clear this up :D

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Cobra    122
lol... I''d agree with that.. whenever I say it out loud I USED TO (meaning not anymore) find myself saying frustrum :/ lol.

Still.... is there any real reason behind it? Like glVertex3f isnt a word... but it was made for programming.. maybe Frustrum is an official coding word and should be slapped in the big book of words? (ya... one of those dictionary thingy''s)

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Sibbo2001    122
I blame the Yanks, most of them are useless at spelling. I''ve lost count of the amount of times I''ve seen ''loose'' instead of ''lose''!

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Sibbo2001    122
I know, but I''ve seen it when it''s supposed to mean ''failed to win''.

Example:
http://uhcougars.fansonly.com/sports/w-softbl/stats/042702aaa.html

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Palidine    1315
just as an aside and b/c this thread is already as far off topic as is possible....

there have been interesting studies done correlating poor spelling with better reading comprehension and faster reading speeds in elementary school kids. the idea being that you don''t spell well b/c you focus more on the content/meaning of the sentance/paragraph as a whole and don''t care all that much about individual words. anyway they were really bad & poorly controlled experiments but none the less gives one pause for thought.

-me

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LockePick    707
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I''ve seen ''loose'' instead of ''lose''!

No no, "loosed" is the good one

It''s frustrum because it sounds more impressive! Frustum just sounds dull...

As for the studies Palidine has brought up, somehow I wonder how that applies to "YO MOOF WASSUP U SCK MAN!!!11!!"

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Neosmyle    144
Um... the word frustum is not a "made-up" word. It is a term used in geometry. There is a formula for finding the volume of a frustum, etc. The reason it is used is because the viewport of a rectangular screen is the regular frustum of a rectangular pyramid.

EDIT: This is a page with the formula for the volume of a frustum. http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath189/kmath189.htm

Clear things up for you?

P.S. What do you mean, "I wonder if anyone has realized that this is wrong?"

[edited by - neosmyle on June 7, 2002 12:42:05 AM]

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Bad Monkey    145
Neosmyle... he is referring to the incorrect spelling of frustum... ie frustr um

These sorts of mistakes frustrate the shit out of me (the loose/lose one especially), but I've grown accustomed to just "reading over it", and pulling the inferred meaning from the sentence... which is what it looks like Neosmyle has done without realising it

[edit] I also bash my head against the desk when I see people ask "how do I get OpenGL's lightning to work".... aaaarrrrgggghhh

[edited by - Bad Monkey on June 8, 2002 1:37:06 AM]

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Guest Anonymous Poster   
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Loose and lose? I see "your" and "you''re" switched the most. I know it''s far off topic, but it just bothers me.

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Cobra    122
lol... well I guess the real answer is "no-one knows" hehehe.
I''ll stick with these reasons.

1) Frustum sounds physicsy and Frustrum sounds computery
2) Frustrum rolls off the tongue easier.
3) Lots of people make spelling mistakes....

That''ll do nicely

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davepermen    1047
well.. possibly because frustrum culling is some of the most frustating work that can be done..

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davepermen    1047
well.. possibly because frustum culling is some of the most frustrating work that can be done..

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Cobra    122
quote:
Original post by ZealousElixir
Because all the good coders are here in America, where it's (correctly) spelled color .

Peace,
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Dude.... dont EVEN get me started on american's renaming and respelling words..... we were here LONG before you guys (thousands of years before)... and do you think we didnt have a word for colour?..... no.... we invented it... then you changed it.
Americans = modders.... take the english language.. change a few things... release as "american version 2.0"... lol..

That is all... hehehe

~Cobra~

EDIT: Also, I think you'll find there are MORE good programmers in places like germany/russia e.t.c than over in america... hence all the funny names you see winning competitions hehe.. but I couldnt be certain on that

[edited by - Cobra on June 8, 2002 7:35:51 PM]

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Lunatic Raven    122
I don''t see how all your people from the UK think that you invented English. Look at a language tree, English, like practically ever other language, has evolved from basic primitive languages from long ago. So saying that American''s are "Language modders" has to be one of the funniest things I have yet to hear. Of course, this whole thing is funny, I mean, why argue over something as dumb as who came up with what word?

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LockePick    707
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Of course, this whole thing is funny, I mean, why argue over something as dumb as who came up with what word?

Of course, the american started it.
And I think this isn''t really a case of evolution, knocking off u''s from certain words, you''re just lazy =P If it was evolution, then I guess "HAY U GEUSS WUT U SCK HAHAHAHAHA!!!!111!111" is our next step...

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Dean Harding    546
Well, if you research it, you actually find that the latin word is "color", so the English changed it to "colour" and then the americans changed it back to "color".

Of course, being an Australian, I like "colour", just like I like "centre", "analyse" and so on...


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>>No no, "loosed" is the good one

I just loosed an arrow yesterday. There''s nothing wrong with the word loosed.

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SnprBoB86    277
Americans aren''t lazy, they are efficiant. "Colour" is a waste of a perfectly good ''u''.

By the way, "American Version 2.0" would imply that the language is "American" as opposed to "English Version 2.0 American Edition".

You British are just upset we kicked your asses.

-SniperBoB-

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