[metapost] MetaPost - terminally ill or just playing dead? Also New Version

L. Nobre G. lnobreg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 23:58:10 CET 2006

On 22/03/06, Michail Vidiassov <master at iaas.msu.ru> wrote:
> Dear Taco,
> you wrote in BachoTex 2006 program:
> >                       ... it seems that just
> > about every MetaPost user runs into some kind of limitation that makes
> > the use of MetaPost far from ideal for the proposed task.
> > The diagnosis we have to make is whether these symptoms indicate a fatal
> > disease in the program, or if they are only idiosyncracies and scratches
> > that can be cured with some therapy and a few band-aids.

It's no fatal disease but the therapy must go down to the bones.
The greatest limitation I find is in memory management.
Too many times I get
! MetaPost capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=2199001].

> And a call to the list participants to provide some feedback.
> For example - where are people migrating from metapost?

I would migrate to http://asymptote.sourceforge.net/ if I could
automaticaly convert all the MetaPost code I've written.


L. Nobre G.

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