[NTG-context] possible problem with MPinstance or MPinclusions? works in 20200920 but not in the current 20210124 ...

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 26 18:00:55 CET 2021


On 1/26/2021 1:19 PM, Rudd, Kevin wrote:
> Hi---
> 
> I have a number of included figures that work in 20200920 but not in the 
> current 20210124 version. There's a project structure that sets 
> everything up but after that they are input as a figure:
> 
>              \startplacefigure[title={NS Hierarchy},
>                                reference={f:ns-hierarchy}]
>                  \input ns_hierarchy
>              \stopplacefigure
> 
> and generate the error:
> 
> metafun         > log > error: Not implemented: (unknown numeric)=(string)
> metafun         > log >
> metapost        > log >
> metapost        > log > <to be read again>
> metapost        > log >                    ,
> metapost        > log > <*>  make_BoxRow [ name = "Parent",
> metafun         > log >
> metafun         > log > I'm afraid I don't know how to apply that 
> operation to that combination of types.
> Continue, and I'll return the second argument (see above) as the result 
> of theoperation.
> metafun         > log >
> metapost        > log >                                     label = 
> "Parent Root Namespace", ]; ;
> 
>  From triaging, it looks like the "boxrow.mp" file isn't being input by 
> the current version from within the MPinclusions block associated with 
> the MPinstance; the error appears to be spurious as a result of 
> make_BoxRow not being defined and doesn't occur in the old version where 
> the file is input. "boxrow.mp" is not in the same directory as the 
> document but is in the configured through the usepath/usesubpath 
> interface from an environment file.
> 
> I can put together and share a runnable MWE set of files if this 
> information is not complete enough to identify the problem.
> 
> Here is the MWE that I used for the input figure file that demonstrates 
> the problem.
> 
> \defineMPinstance[ns_hier]
> [
>      format=metafun,
>      extensions=yes,
>      initializations=yes,
>      method=double,
> ]
> 
> \startMPinclusions{ns_hier}
>      input boxrow
> \stopMPinclusions
> 
> \startMPdefinitions{ns_hier}
>      % nothing to see here....
> \stopMPdefinitions
> 
> \startMPcode{ns_hier}
> 
>      make_BoxRow
>      [
>          name           = "Parent",
>          label          = "Parent Root Namespace",
>      ];
> 
> \stopMPcode
What if you put it in your tree? Someplace under

texmf-local/metapost/...

(run mtxrun --generate afterdpimng that)

Hans



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