[metapost] Better gradient and 'special'

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Tue Mar 24 23:43:04 CET 2009

At 07:25 PM 3/23/2009, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>In its version 3 of 1998, PostScript has provided
>NATIVE support for many sorts of varying coloring.
>It seems that these features are not explicitly
>supported by MP. Thus my question:-- is it feasible to
>access these features using some sort of MP 'special'
>command. Unfortunately, I read in the MP manual that
>"The command
>      special <string expression>
>adds a line of text at the beginning of the next output
>file."  Which suggests that the MP special command
>still lacks the necessary power.  Is a more powerful
>'special' planned?

Can't one use the withprescript and withpostscript commands
to add arbitrary postscript commands anywhere?

Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descartes

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