[pdftex] [NTG-pdftex] q..Q rules again

Paweł Jackowski P.Jackowski at gust.org.pl
Tue May 8 14:50:38 CEST 2007

> That's the point. You are saying with "page" or "direct" that
> it is not necessary. But "Q" changes the transform matrix. Thus
> you should not use "q" and "Q" with keywords "page" or "direct".

? afair `page' keyword has been introduced to fix the problem of not 
balanced q..Q within ET..BT, so why the user should not use them? We all 
agree that `direct' is for something different, but `page' keyword
suits q..Q pretty well. But both makes problems is used together with 
no-keyword form. And both wouldn't, if pdfTeX didn't postpone matrix 
serialization just after \pdfliteral. And still I can't see the reason, 
since in the case of \pdfliteral this matrix have to be wrote anyway, so 
why not in a proper place -)

Pawe/l Jackowski
P.Jackowski at gust.org.pl

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