[texhax] Can this be done using only LaTeX?

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Thu Dec 2 22:29:51 CET 2010

2010/12/2 Michael Barr <barr at math.mcgill.ca>:
> Do users think that dvi is becoming obsolete?

It already is (mostly) and has been since the start of this millenium.
I say mostly because I know of _one_ application of dvi where pdf is
simply not the right tool[1].

> Do you think that in, say 30 years (the length of time that dvi has
> been around), there will be pdf readers for whatever computers are
> around by then.

Yes. PDF is an open international standard; so is PDF/A, which was
defined so that it can be read for all future.

> Will there be dvi readers?

Probably (DVI is a well defined open format), but you may have to
program it yourself.

¹ See the talk from Joachim Schrod at DANTE 2009:

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