[metapost] metapost 1.211 and *.mem files

Joe Neeman joeneeman at gmail.com
Thu May 19 07:49:07 CEST 2011

Consider the attached mf2pt1.mp file. In metapost 1.208, I can do:

mpost -progname=mpost -ini mf2pt1.mp -progname=mpost \\dump
mpost -mem=mf2pt1 -progname=mpost '\mode:=localfont; mag:=100; bpppix 0.02;'

and mpost exits without an error. If I try the same two commands in metapost
1.211, however, I get the following output from the second command:

This is MetaPost, version 1.211 (TeX Live 2010/Arch Linux) (kpathsea version
>> bpppix0.02
! Isolated expression.
<to be read again>
<*> \mode:=localfont; mag:=100; bpppix 0.02;

I got these two commands (along with the mf2pt1 file) from the lilypond
build system, which used to work with metapost 1.208. How can I get them
working in a newer version of metapost?

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