[metapost] [bug] documentation of length operator

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Mon Mar 5 23:34:24 CET 2007

At 09:13 AM 3/4/2007, you wrote:
>although I didn't find anything about that in mpman and mpgraph the
>length operator is perfectly happy operating on strings:

The metapost and metafont language are the same. The reference
manual for the metapost language is Knuth's "MetafontBook".
The file mpman is really a "Not so Short Introduction to Metapost".
I haven't read them lately, but mpman or mpintro used to say as much.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"I reject your reality, and substitute my own" --Adam Savage

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