[metapost] shipout filenames
taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Mar 13 10:26:53 CET 2005
Larry Siebenmann wrote:
> > If you are not pleased with <jobname>.<number> nor
> > <jobname>.ps, you are (currently) out of luck as far as the
> > metapost executable is concerned. There is simply no way to
> > name files from within the language.
> But that could very easily be changed.
Fairly easy, yes.
> You can quote me:) Perhaps easily eliminated misfeatures
> should have fairly high priority.
I do not actually disagree, but my days have only 24 hours,
and there is lots and lots of stuff to do.
> > I am not very familiar with the Mac, but I assume you can
> > write out some magic text using "special" to print the
> > intended name into the output file, and then use a wrapper
> > script to rename automatically rename it to the included
> > desired name.
> OK, but each such a solution has about the same manhour
> cost as a universally valid extension of mp.
Of course. But those whould not be MY manhours :-)
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