[metapost] re: MetaPost 0.891 announcement

Larry Siebenmann laurent at math.toronto.edu
Wed Mar 23 03:16:24 CET 2005

Hi Hans,

Concerning 5:

 LS>> Which processors were troubled by spaces in
 >> those PostScript strings; and why?

 HH> tex, since it collapses spaces into one space unless
 > catcodes are manipulated which then spoils other
 > parsing; also, since tex does not have spaces, one can
 > now easilly map the number to whatever wanted

OK, I suspected tex.  Thanks.  Superficial reading of
Postscript string syntax suggests that "\ "
in place of "\040" is a more succinct alternative
open to mp... (?) 


Laurent S.

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