[metapost] Trying to figure out MPLib

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Aug 3 18:21:25 CEST 2012

On 3-8-2012 18:14, Shriramana Sharma wrote:

> A TeX label? I don't know what that is. I meant the labels that we
> attach to points -- I suppose this is what you mean below:

   btex bla etex => parsed and piped to tex and piped back as mp picture

compared to

   instring => internal mp (but using a tfm file)

the tex variant is the one with proper typesetting quality

> Yes, and especially since for my purpose I am not going to be using
> labels anyway. My question was just out of curiosity.

labels can also be used for annotating bit and pieces of a shape 
(tracing and debugging)


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