[This is also posted to Stack Exchange (https://tex.stackexchange.com/posts/469193), but for the benefit of folks still using/relying on this maillist...]

So, after waiting until today (Jan. 8) to try updating pgf for my MikTeX install(s), went ahead and gave it a try (first after backing everything up in my MikTeX root directories).

Install pgf using MikTeX update console. The package information for the update is v. 3.1, build 7 January, 16:11 EST 2019.

However, for any document using some of the PSTricks packages I use, updating pgf causes some compile errors. Here is an mwe, with the error message at the bottom:


     %% uncommenting any of the following causes a compile error
     % \usepackage{pst-node}
     %  \usepackage{pstricks-add}
     %  \usepackage{pst-func}


     here is some text...


If you uncomment any of the PS packages, you get the following error(s) -- here, after uncommenting pst-node:

     Command Line:   latex.exe --enable-write18 --src "mwe_pgf.tex"
     Startup Folder: E:\books\mark2019\misc code\mwe

     This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (MiKTeX 2.9.6930 64-bit)
     entering extended mode
     LaTeX2e <2018-12-01>
     `pst-fp' v0.05, 2010/01/17 (hv))

     Runaway argument?
     ] {pgffor.code.tex}
     ! Paragraph ended before \ProvidesPackageRCS@i was complete.
     <to be read again>


Updated pgf now plays nice with tikz (as far as I can tell), but not PSTricks. Which creates an enormous problem for people who use the latter. [Note: if I roll back to earlier pgf, MWE compiles perfectly, as do all of my other documents...].

Can anyone confirm the issue at their end?

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