[metapost] Arithmetic and metapost

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri May 6 11:00:40 CEST 2005

Hello Paul,

The patch is a change file that you can download from the CVS:


The patch implements a part of the functionality that is needed
to make metapost use 64-bit calculations. Unless you want to do
some work on it yourself, the current code will probably not have
any value to you.

Greetings, Taco

Paul Pichaureau wrote:
>   In the archive of this mailing list, I have found the following
> reference, from Taco Hoekwater :
>>We also want to (eventually) create a program with extensions
>>that are allowed to break compatibility. For the moment, this
>>is codenamed "megapost" because the first thing we want to do
>>is 64bit arithmetic (a partial patch by Giuseppe Bilotta exists).
> Can someone give me more information about this patch. Is it avalaible
> somewhere ? What does it do exactly ?

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