[pdftex] \pdfliteral vs \write

jackos jackos1 at poczta.onet.pl
Thu Aug 26 20:45:55 CEST 2004

Hello All!

I thought that \pdfliteral expands the content of its argument exactly 
as \write does. But there are at least one difference. In example


produce '*' character in both cases while


produces '^^J' in \write and just a newline in \pdfliteral (assuming 
\catcode`\^^J=12). Is this a trick to control newlines in pdf code:-? 
Are there any other differences?

Thanks, Pawel

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