[tex-k] Incorrect sizes in GFtoDVI output
igor.liferenko at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 02:31:28 CET 2021
> 1) Oddly, I get only one warning from dvitype with io.mf in smoke mode,
> which is what is being discussed on p.32:
The example which I was talking about is not io.mf. It begins on p.31:
draw (20,40)..(50,25)..(80,40); shipit; end.
> 2) However, a "naive user" won't even know about the existence of
> dvitype, let alone notice warnings from the result of running it. When I
> view io.dvi (or io.ps or io.pdf), it seems fine to me. That's all that
> page 32 is concerned with.
I'm trying to say that the reader may have an impression that GFtoDVI may
be used with any `gf'-file whatsoever. This will unavoidably lead to confusion,
as the reader will proceed reading the book and do experiments of his
Probably on p.31 it should be said that `\mode:=proof;' must be typed
> 3) If these warnings had been reported in 1984, maybe Knuth would have
> been interested in changing gftodvi's dvi output to avoid them. However,
> I am completely doubtful that he would care to do so in 2029. -k
Alternatively, GFtoDVI in TeXLive may detect the mode and give a warning that
"unintended" mode is being used.
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