[pdftex] pdftex deterministic?

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Sat Mar 31 18:20:15 CEST 2007

2007/3/31, Geoffrey Alan Washburn <geoffw at cis.upenn.edu>:
> document I tried diffing the before and after PDFs.  Unfortunately,
> after some further experimentation it does not seem that even repeated
> runs of the same document produce identical output.  Is there any way I
> can modify my documents or the parameters to pdftex to produce identical
> output on identical inputs?  I realize this very well may not

The PDF will always be different, as it has a unique /ID. But the
printed result should be the same, unless you play with the random
generator introduced in 1.30 or include the date/time.


More information about the pdftex mailing list