[metapost] different bounding boxes for identical figures
sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 26 21:38:43 CET 2006
Just solved the problem. It was subtle.
I had noticed the bug with the bbox when using mpost 0.641. I just
upgraded to 0.901 and reran mpost on d.mp. It failed only for d.mp,
not for any copies of it. Eventually I had the idea to look at d.fls
(which is why I put -recorder in the mpost invocation) and see what it
was reading. The INPUT list included 'd.mpx', which had this first
% Written by DVItoMP, Version 0.64/color (Web2C 7.5.4)
When I deleted d.mpx and reran 'mpost d.mp', it produced the correct
figures, and d.mpx now has this first line
% Written by DVItoMP, Version 0.9/color (Web2C 7.5.3)
I wonder whether mp should refuse to read a .mpx file made by a
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