[metapost] Bug in MetaPost

mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Sun Dec 15 17:50:44 CET 2013

On Sun, 15 Dec 2013, Ariel Barton wrote:
> This will print not "ABC\Gamma XYZ", but "ABC\Gamma\Gamma\Gamma\Gamma". If
> the zeroth character in a font shows up in a string, the following
> characters in that string are all converted to the same character.

That sure sounds like there's some confusion happening between C-style
null-terminated strings (which can't practically represent strings that
contain the value zero) and Pascal-style counted strings (which can).

Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.

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