[metapost] format.mp and mptopdf
taco at elvenkind.com
Sat Mar 12 16:12:14 CET 2005
Stephan Hennig wrote:
> mptopdf has problems here to process files that load the format.mp
> package. It complains about some redundant equations where mpost
> doesn't. Changing line 148 of format.mp from equations = to assignments
> := solves the problem. But I don't know if this is a correct solution. I
> think format.mp needs somehow to be reset when included twice.
I think you misinterpreted the mptopdf command. It does not
(normally) run mpost for you, you have to do that before you
mptopdf then converts the output file (formaterr.1) into
> PS: Shouldn't the output of the example below show a dot? Adding
> 'withpen pencircle scaled 2bp' does so.
So does using drawdot instead of draw, or a 'pickup pen' command
before the draw. You are essentially drawin a one-node path without
a pen, so nothing is output (well, officially, one device pixel should
be drawn if you would have used a PostSCript interpreter, but that
is nearly invisible). There is no default pen in MetaPost.
> input format
> draw origin;
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