[tex-k] Bug (typo) in Metafont program, Section 90, Procedure "confusion"

Gregor Purdy gregor at abcelo.com
Mon Jun 12 02:00:53 CEST 2023


On page 36 of METAFONT: The Program, in Section 90 which defines procedure `confusion` which calls `help1` with an argument ending in the duplication "...who can fix can fix". This should be just “...who can fix” (or something similar).

I just checked a copy of mf.web I obtained recently from https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/web2c/mf.web?revision=57915, and it still has this error in it.

I also just checked the known errata last updated 2021-02-05 at http://mirrors.ctan.org/systems/knuth/dist/errata/mf84.bug and did not see a reference to it being previously reported.

Per the instructions at https://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/abcde.html I am sending this error report to tex-k at tug.org<mailto:tex-k at tug.org> for vetting.


— Gregor Neal Purdy
gregor at abcelo.com<mailto:gregor at abcelo.com>

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