[pdftex] Another request for an enhancement to pdf(La)TeX

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Tue Oct 26 15:59:39 CEST 2010


> I'm reading the recent discussion with great interest. I have another issue, which happens to be on my TODO list for years, but I never managed to get back to it. The request is related to compiling large PDF files on remote systems. I'll go in some details here; I'm not sure whether to file a bug report instead. If you are curious, just read on.
> At the moment it is not possible to stream the output of pdf(La)TeX while it is generated.

This is partly because the xref table is at the end of the PDF file. So you need the complete file, then write the xref table and the pdfinfo (?) dictionary. (This is how I remember the PDF spec - I could be wrong though.)


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