[metapost] [bug] documentation of length operator

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Wed Mar 14 23:04:46 CET 2007

Dan Luecking schrieb:

>>But even if mpman is not a full MetaPost reference "length <string>"
>>should be added at least to table 7 (or 8 in the upcoming version),
> I certainly agree. That was an unfortunate oversight that must be
> corrected.

I've just checked in a patch that adds a tiny note on "length <string
primary>" to mpman.

>> Declaring it broken by design is no satisfying solution.
> I didn't mean to suggest it was "by design". I only meant to express 
> my opinion that, as things now stand, if you are serious about 
> understanding the language, the Metafontbook is almost a
> necessity.[*]

I'll read that book when I find the time.  I've already spotted it in
the library.

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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