[metapost] accessing letters in picture (for...within loop)

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Thu Nov 23 12:07:32 CET 2006

[Strangly, I received this mail only through gmane and not as mail on my
list account.]

> anyhow, text processing in mp is a hack and if you want more control,
> metapost >= 1.1 (tex-mp integration) will be the answer (the library
> embeded in luatex, not the stand alone mp; it's a waste of 
> development energy to extend metapost independently of tex)

Is there any rough time frame for MetaPost 1.1?  I've read about
MetaPost 1.0 being available as a library for better integration into
other applications.  While I've wondered if this is really worth the
efforts, now this makes perfect sense with things such as LuaTeX.  I'm
looking forward to it.

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

More information about the metapost mailing list