# [metapost] makecirc question

W. Trevor King wking at drexel.edu
Thu May 8 14:54:56 CEST 2008

This is probably off topic, but I'm having trouble finding a more appropriate forum.  If anyone here knows of a better place, please let me know.

I was using makecirc in conjunction with some standard metapost code, and getting strange labeling behavior.  From the makecirc manual, it appears that the solution is to use puttext' which seems like a renamed version of metapost's label'.  I took a look at the makecirc code, but I don't understand what the funny @#'s mean.  I'd like to know if

a) someone can use makecirc with standard metapost labeling commands (in which case I'm just missing something obvious) or
b) someone can explain the '@#' in the puttext macro definition.

I've attached a simple example showing my problem.
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verbatimtex
\documentclass [10pt]{article}
\begin {document}
etex;
input makecirc;
initlatex("");
beginfig(1);
dotlabel.bot(btex $A$ etex, (0,0));
endfig;
beginfig(2);
centreof.I((0,0), (0,1cm), cur);
current.B(c.I, phi.I, "I_2", "");
endfig;
beginfig(3);
dotlabel.bot(btex $A$ etex, (0,0));
endfig;
verbatimtex
\end{document}
etex;
end.
endinput;
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