[pdftex] pdftex compression -- proposed addition to manual

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Aug 25 22:50:01 CEST 2001

At 03:29 PM 8/25/2001 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:

>I fear that pdftex -- a program I admire immensely --
>may be going down the same route.
>I wonder if those responsible for it
>are not concentrating too much on what experts want,
>and not enough on newbies,
>or those (like myself) who just want to use the program
>with as little thought at possible ...

There have not been that many changes to core functionality recently. The 
changes in for instance protruding were a natural consequence of thanh's 
research, which is an evolving something. Also, if i understood thanh 
right, he will split off / rewrite / clean up pieces of pdftex in due time. 
Pdftex happens to be a research vehicle which surprisingly is also widely 
used. Next month or so we hope to add the new thingies to the manual.

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