[metapost] Better gradient and 'special'

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 24 20:31:34 CET 2009

Jesús Guillermo Andrade wrote:
> It seems very interesting what Mr. Siebenmann is suggesting: AFAIK  
> there is no mention about the "special" command changes. Perhaps in  
> the next version the will add it?. I wish I was an expert. The sad  
> thing regarding the issue is that when I compare the same logo I did  
> with a linear gradient against the same one produced by Adobe  
> Illustrator, the metapost version is 4 times bigger.
> Kind of strange right?

you can use the special for doing such things (among others); it has 
become a bit more convenient recently by using the pre/postscript 
features (it's mostly a matter of the backend i.e. convert the mp output 
to something understood by the backend)


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