[metapost] [mp-implementors] Metapost 1.003 release candidate

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Tue Mar 11 18:14:43 CET 2008

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Taco Hoekwater schrieb:
> Stephan Hennig wrote:
>> Taco Hoekwater schrieb:
>>> Stephan Hennig wrote:
>>>> See the thread "[metapost] problem with drawoptions and fake Euro
>>>> symbol" from 2007-11-13.  Here's an example:
>>> Can you try this? Should work ...
>>>    def label = addto currentpicture also thelabel enddef;
>> Yes, it works.  Is this the intended fix for MetaPost?  Or is it only
>> meant as a workaround for me?  I'd appreciate the former, since the
>> current behaviour is not compliance with this statement from the manual:
> I am not sure whether the manual was wrong or the implementation.

In the thread mentioned above I have seen some support for the latter
option (see Dan's and Hartmut's mails).

> The current definition of label has been there for a long time:
>    def label = draw thelabel enddef;
> If the manual is correct, this is a fix that should go into 1.003,
> but if the manual is wrong, this is for you only: changing label
> would break backward compatibility in that case.

In theory, yes.  Do you have any real use-case in mind where the current
behaviour makes sense, i.e., might be actually used?  LaTeX picture
environments inside btex..etex hardly count. :)

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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