[luatex] Can't open pipe in .tex doc

Michael Talbot-Wilson mtw at view.net.au
Wed Aug 15 14:27:45 CEST 2012

I understand, now.  Using a fifo, "Syntax Error: Document base stream
is not seekable".  A PDF has pointers to its dictionaries at the end.

So the only way to include an image from a database in a TeX document
may be to copy it to a file.

Still... can't the seeking be done in memory?  Read the whole thing
from the pipe and then look at it?

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