[pdftex] Why was TIF support removed?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Jul 13 22:58:31 CEST 2003

At 10:04 13/07/2003 -0400, Jeffrey McArthur wrote:
>On Sat, 12 Jul 2003 19:22:02 +0200, you wrote:
>That reminds me of the argument about CALS tables in SGML.  Nothing
>completely supported CALS tables. I created a simple little example where
>the rows and columns came in from right to left, bottom to top.  Nothing
>could read it. Though that was suppored by the standard.  The same is true
>with TIFF.  The standard is very complicated.
>I guess I have another question.  Why was the size of the binaries
>important? Does it really matter with todays disk size?

it depends, on older win95/98 machines it may make a difference; also, in 
order to squeeze things in a cd (tex live) the smaller the files, the 
better; it becomes less important, but it is interesting in itself that 
pure tex is quite small

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