[texhax] dvi vs pdf

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Dec 3 14:10:11 CET 2010

On Dec 3, 2010, at 2:47 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> AFAIK dvi format does not evolve

Well, it does get extended, hence XeTeX's .xdv format and xdvipdfmx

That said, the OP does have a point --- it is faster to write out .dvi (or some extended variant) and then generate a viewable version of each page on an as-needed basis --- but on the gripping hand, as fast as computers are these days, the ability of a user to perceive this speed differential has diminished to the point of imperceptibility.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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