[metapost] interaction in mpost

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Fri Mar 27 17:19:26 CET 2009

At 02:31 PM 3/26/2009, you wrote:
>Dan Luecking wrote:
>>   - Regarding the syntax diagram for <message command>: does
>>     filenametemplate really count as a message command?
>Yes, really

While its syntax is the same as the other message commands, so is
the syntax of special. And it doesn't seem to do anything like what
the other <message command>s do: In mpost version 1.005 of TeXLive
it emits no message, merely changing the final list of output files.

>(which is one of the reasons why it will be marked
>deprecated in the next release).

Why would that make it deprecated?
What are the other reasons?
What will replace it?


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

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