[metapost] Re: pdf output and extensions
taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Mar 16 08:52:08 CET 2005
Larry Siebenmann wrote:
> I have read that *metafont* does secretly convert circular
> pens to polygonal pens of approximately circular shape. But
> I doubt the same is done in the scalable mp world (which
> polygon?!). Prove me wrong!
No need, because you are right.
> I am not against the revised proposal 4, even with the
> restriction to polygonal pens -- which makes it into a
> shortcut to content already available by postprocessing.
That was precisely what I had in mind when I wrote it down
(clumsily). The restriction is easy to avoid if you need to
anyway, because you can always use
envelope <path> withpen makepath(pencircle scaled 20);
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