[pstricks] Pstricks and pdftex

Denis Girou Denis.Girou at idris.fr
Fri Oct 4 20:00:28 CEST 2002

>>>>> "John.Culleton" == John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> writes:

    John.Culleton> Is there anything the user of (...) Context can do
    John.Culleton> to utilize pstricks?

  This point was briefly discussed here more than two years ago:

  I do not use ConTeXt myself (but this is what I would use if I started using
TeX today, as I think it has big advantages above LaTeX - coherent interface,
powerful syntax and integrated development versus incoherent interface, poor
syntax (for all the packages not based on `keyval') and anarchic development
with huge instability and frequent clashes between extensions), but for what
I can see, PSTricks must be largely or completely usable with it. This was a
very good choice from Timothy to have developed PSTricks as a generic package,
independent of any flavor of TeX.

  This is also why I think this is not a good choice for the future to develop
new high level PSTricks packages as LaTeX ones (as `pst-uml' or Vaucanson):


  Since 2000, I know that Han Hagen has released a special compatibility file
for PSTricks. It solve the problem described in my old message for the |
character and the problem on color models, and add few other things (one of
them is marked as suggested by yourself...).

  Study the source and comments of this file in

  -rw-rw-rw-      3550  12-Mar-2002  12:32:58  tex/context/base/m-pstric.tex


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