[tex-k] Bug#83146: MF fatal error
24 Jan 2001 14:51:29 +0100
Fabrice Popineau writes:
> * Thomas Esser <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Julian> Wow! I got a MetaFont "This can't happen (m)" error. Here's
> Julian> how I did it.
> Julian> mf '\mode:=ljfzzz; mag:=1+0/1200; nonstopmode; input xslhz20'
> Julian> Now ljfzzz is in the standard modes.mf:
> Thomas> Interesting. This also happens with teTeX's 'METAFONT,
> Thomas> Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.3.1)' and TeX Live 5d's 'METAFONT,
> Thomas> Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.3.2x)'.
> As expected under win32 too (same version as on the TL5), but it may
> be the case that mf just can't handle this piece of code (well, at
> least this error is documented in the web code). Any mf wizard around
> there to look at the problem ?
At first glance, it looks like an overflow issue.