[pdftex] PSTricks

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Thu Jan 17 11:17:29 CET 2002

Timothy Murphy said:
>I'm no PDF guru, but I recall that in the PDF specification
>(or at least, in the one I read a couple of years ago)
>it said that PostScript graphics _could_ be included in a PDF file,
>but that they might not be printed.

>The implication seemed to be that they might be printed, if one was

They only get printed if one is printing to a PostScript RIP, so one is
returned to the starting point:

PS == Turing complete programming language

PDF == flattened out document representation



and to make a PDF from a PS stream one _must_ parse and flatten out
_everything_ to remove dependency on PostScript farther down the line.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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