[metapost] re: MetaPost 0.891 announcement

Larry Siebenmann laurent at math.toronto.edu
Mon Mar 21 04:08:19 CET 2005

Hi Taco,

Some first reactions:


 > 3. TEX.mp now has TeX format support through a 
 >  pair of macros called TEXPRE() and TEXPOST().

Please give an example.

 > 5. The EPS output no longer contains spaces 
 > within PostScript strings

Why?  (I am not even sure I get the meaning.)
Until mp is 100% bugfree its output had better be readable.
Any conflict between compact and readable could be 
settled with a user switch as in Acrobat Distiller.

 > 6. The EPS output now also has a 
 > %%BeginProlog DSC comment

And hopefully an %%EndProlog  DSC comment.


 > 4. The PostScript output could contain 
 > 8-bit characters in previous versions.

Do you mean the Encapsulated PostScript output, or any
PostScript output?

  > 6. ...the new code
  >  always draws straight lines between the knot points

Does a non-cyclic path of length N have 3N+1 "knot" points?

 > 8. mpto uses...  "mpto" ==> "mptoTeX"

Please be more explicit.

 > 9. ...      "added1"  ==> "added"


Laurent S.

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