[XeTeX] \(pdf)mdfivesum

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 1 20:39:22 CEST 2015

> We can happily generate that file using pdfTeX (\pdfmdfivesum primitive)
> or LuaTeX (using Lua code), but not using XeTeX. That's not a big issue
> but the need for an MD5 sum gives me an idea which would need support in
> XeTeX.

The (Xe)TeX language has been designed not for system programming and I wonder why
people would like to make it a system's programming language. A better idea would be to
use Perl or Python or even Ruby, which are widely available. 


Apostolos Syropoulos
Xanthi, Greece

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