[pdftex] pdftex

Paweł Jackowski P.Jackowski at gust.org.pl
Thu Jan 25 13:06:33 CET 2007

>>  Is there any special reason for not including Postscript
>> interpreter in pdftex?

> lack of time, resources, motivation, need ... 
> adding a ps interpreter would make pdftex huge, harder to maintain, slow  (it makes more sense to convert outside pdftex) 
> ... the pdf is a descriptive format, ps is a language and needs an interpreter 

Indeed. If there was a reason to use Postscript as the main page 
description format nowadays, perhaps we wouldn't need pdftex so much -)
Pawe/l Jackowski
P.Jackowski at gust.org.pl

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