[pdftex] Why was TIF support removed?

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Mon Jul 14 14:25:37 CEST 2003

On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 05:12:33PM -0400, Jeffrey McArthur wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 21:58:31 +0200, you wrote:
> One suggestion I have made before on cutting down the distribution size is
> to get rid of all the DocStrip files.  With the performance of systems
> today, there is no reason not to just run from files with all the comments
> embedded in them.  That would cut down the distribution size of a full LaTeX
> implementation by at least 25%.  Also it would cut the total number of files
> in about half.  

Your forget that .dtx files also are archives and can contain more than
just one package file (e.g. hyperref.dtx).

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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