[metapost] Metapost: generisize() bug
luecking at uark.edu
Wed Mar 19 21:10:55 CET 2008
At 04:25 AM 3/19/2008, you wrote:
>Eddie Kohler wrote:
> > Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> > > This may be a strange question, but: Do you know how to fix the
> > > macro? Apparently it is broken now thanks to an earlier (wrong)
> > > bugfix by me for a problem that happened with strings with "[["
> > > in it (reported by Denis Roegel).
> > It's not a STRANGE question exactly :)
> > The following generisize() appears to work.
Here is a silly (if not strange) question:
Is there any particular reason this is spelled
"generisize". An operation that converts something
to its _generic_ version would normally be said to
"genericize" or "generify" or (less likely)
"generize" or "genericate" it:
metric >> metrify (-ic >> -ify)
generic >> generify?
metric >> metricize (+ize)
generic >> genericize?
metric >> meticate (+ate)
generic >> genericate?
metabolic >> metabolize (-ic >> -ize)
generic >> generize
Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
"Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descarte
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