[metapost] precision of division

L. Nobre G. lnobreg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 00:21:35 CEST 2006

On 10/10/06, Dan Luecking <luecking at uark.edu> wrote:
> MP may decide that paths do
> intersect which actually do not, and vice versa.

That's really annoying. Should be fixed.

> One should never actually rely on MP to detect that paths intersect
> except in one circumstance: if the paths intersect transversally
> (i.e., not tangentially) at a points on each that are strictly between
> nodes (i.e., at non-integer times). Even then the points of
> intersection that one obtains need not be strictly equal.

Ah-a! You have done some studies on this subject, right?
Would you be so kind as to provide a predictable implementation of a
intersectionpoint macro?
I don't know enough to do it myself...
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