[metapost] Re: Request: Filename extension for MetaPost output

Boguslaw Jackowski bop at bop.com.pl
Sat May 21 16:49:17 CEST 2005


Brooks Moses:
> A common gripe with MetaPost is that it produces output files that end in 
> ..1, .2, and so forth.
> The interface to this could be implemented in a couple of ways.

Why not to follow Ghostscript convention (following C convention ;-)
allowing for any (from a practical point of view) format of the output
file name? For example, one could invoke METAPOST as follows
    mpost a_name.mp -oanother_name%02d.eps
in order to produce output

Cheers -- Jacko

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