[metapost] Does MetaPost catch on?
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Tue Sep 7 17:06:32 CEST 2010
Am 03.09.2010 09:19, schrieb Taco Hoekwater:
> I wonder: is MetaPost viable enough such that if it was more visible,
> it would actually be interesting to the outside world?
True. But there are not only power-users out there. We all can live
with (and sometimes work around) MetaPost's limits. I think, that is
not because we are TeX users.
> Unfortunately, I think not. Being a general picture programming
> language, it has none of the specific strengths of the more field-
> specific languages (R, GNUplot, graphviz, ...) and as a generic
> language, it is quite limited compared to other offerings
> (asymptote, PostScript, ..., even pic).
MetaPost has some features that make it unique and (hopefully)
interesting for the outside world, such as implicit equation solving and
being macro based rather than a functional language.
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