[NTG-context] MetaPost cutdraw

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Wed Jul 6 00:10:27 CEST 2022


Hi, I’m trying to understand MetaPost better.

I’d like to draw a fat line that’s cut at its end points.
I learned, “cutdraw” should do the trick, but I get a parallelogram 
instead of a rectangle.

What’s wrong?

Hraban


\startMPpage

draw (0,20)--(20,20) withpen pensquare scaled 10;

cutdraw (0,0)--(20,0) withpen pensquare scaled 10;

% just to show start and end
draw (0,-10)--(0,30);
draw (20,-10)--(20,30);

\stopMPpage


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