A Prism is a Region which represents an extrusion of an existing Region into one or more orthogonal dimensions (specified by another Region). If the Region to be extruded has N axes, and the Region defining the extrusion has M axes, then the resulting Prism will have (MN) axes. A point is inside the Prism if the first N axis values correspond to a point inside the Region being extruded, and the remaining M axis values correspond to a point inside the Region defining the extrusion.
As an example, a cylinder can be represented by extruding an existing Circle, using an Interval to define the extrusion. Ih this case, the Interval would have a single axis and would specify the upper and lower limits of the cylinder along its length.
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Deep copies are taken of the supplied Regions. This means that any subsequent changes made to the component Regions using the supplied pointers will have no effect on the Prism.
A null Object pointer (AST__NULL) will be returned if this function is invoked with the AST error status set, or if it should fail for any reason.