[pdftex] pdftex compression -- proposed addition to manual

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 21 12:19:40 CEST 2001

> Concerning successors:
> - etex : pascal web
> - omega : was pascal web, will be c++

actually, is already a hybrid, just as much (if not more so) than

> - nts : is java, may be ...
> - texlib : ansi c

the difficulty that both pdftex and omega have addressed is the
attempt to keep in line with tex itself by existing as huge change

it wasn't long before this became impractical, so that they had at
least to modularise.  i'm not particularly surprised they chose not to
use web-based development tools ... i've never really taken to the way
web works, myself (though i admit it's ages since i wrote any, and
then not terribly much).


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