[texhax] Tex and LaTex vs. ReportLab (http://www.reportlab.org/)

Oleg Parashchenko olpa at xmlhack.ru
Sat Dec 23 06:53:36 CET 2006


On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:43:06 -0800
hgi at shaw.ca wrote:

> So what are the pluses and minuses of using Tex and LaTex vs. ReportLab.
>  I  must confess that I hope to keep Tex and LaTex working for our
> organization  . . .

If I were your boss, I'd retained the current state due to two points:

* The solution with LaTeX already works. A ReportLab solution is to be
developed, and there is no guarantee it will work.

* Any system should be supported. Who will support ReportLab-based
solution? Sysadmin? If so, who will make the sysadmin's work?

Finally, a shameless plug. If they decide that LaTeX isn't cool and should
be replaced, you can say that ReportLab isn't cool too. What's cool is XML
and XSLT, and there is a Python-based Consodoc to transform XML to PDF:


It relies on LaTeX, so you might like it.

> Thanks all!
> -Warren 

Oleg Parashchenko  olpa@ http://uucode.com/
http://uucode.com/blog/  Generative Programming, XML, TeX, Scheme

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