[metapost] strange feature

Karel Horák horakk at math.cas.cz
Thu Mar 27 21:24:23 CET 2008

Dear MP users,

I have found a strange thing (perhaps bug, perhaps feature?):
when I start with


the resulting TeX file cannot be compiled as mpx ends the declared line 
with two percent signs (I looked into mpxerr.tex). It works fine if one 
continues the first line with -translate-file=... e.g. which is of 
course not always necessary.
I am not using latex, so can anybody say if


works fine? I have found probably the easiest solution for me: I wrote
%&fmt_name \relax
otherwise I will continue to use only plain as I did until now.

Karel Horak

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