[metapost] Problem with metafun

Nicola nvitacolonna at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 21:06:20 CET 2012

In article <9DDE15F2-1AA8-41E6-90ED-3787C854F843 at skynet.be>,
 Franck Pastor <franck.pastor at skynet.be> wrote:

> I have run into a strange problem with MetaPost and Metafun recently. Here is 
> a complete minimal example:
> beginfig(1);
>         label("O", origin);
> endfig;
> beginfig(2);
>         label(btex O etex, origin);
> endfig;
> end;
> It works flawlessly with standard MetaPost. But if I use the metafun format 
> with texexec as TeX engine, using the following command
> mpost -mem=metafun -tex="texexec --dvi" bug-metafun.mp 
> (bug-metafun.mp is the name I've given to this file), something weird 
> happens: the result is as expected, but the log file is enormous (nearly 1 
> Mo, see the joined file…), containing tons of bizarre messages abount 
> duplicated fontmaps… No idea about what it means.

I can't help, but I confirm the behaviour with mpost (and MetaFun) from TeX Live 
2011. With mpost 1.504 from a (not too recent) ConTeXt Minimals distribution, 
the log has reasonable size (~2KB), so this is most probably related to TeX 


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