OpenSCAD is a fairly new project, and therefore obviously doesn't have the sophistication that POVRAY has, as it's been around for years.
Looking at OpenSCAD's .scad files, they look a great deal like POVRAY files.
Is there a reason behind doing OpenSCAD instead of simply writing a STL exporter for POVRAY, or even doing as the candyfab project has and use a slicing utility to generate the slices directly from POVRAY?
I suppose that I really haven't gotten into OpenSCAD enough to say for certain that there's not a good reason for reimplemention of a 3D object definition language. So I thought I'd come out and ask.