[metapost] [Feature request] Enable spaces in filenames

Andreas Scherer andreas_tex at freenet.de
Sat Dec 14 15:29:32 CET 2019

Dear list,

Without having looked at the archive, I'm quite sure this has been asked
before. ;o)

While playing with 'mptopdf', I've noticed that 'mpost' (TeX Live 2019
on Kubuntu Linux) chokes on the command line

   $ mpost "h e l l o.mp"

and requests to find the input file 'h'.

At least in TeX Live, TeX itself copes with spaces in input filenames
when quoted as in

   $ pdftex "h e l l o.tex"

Could it be arranged that MetaPost would deal with quoted whitespace in


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