[tex-live] Re: incremental pdf (was: Please enable ipc in tex)
tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Aug 2 15:39:41 CEST 2004
> However, I never understood why pdftex was written, rather
> than a dvi to pdf translator.
I don't know about others but before I switched to pdftex and was
generating DVI files and then converting them to PDF (via PS) the result
was: a) too big, b) some typesetting was done incorrectly, c) some
PDF features were not available.
The real question you should be asking is --- why anything other than
pdftex is still there and supported? As "historical compatibility baggage"
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