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  • Today I added a bounding box class to

    You're perilously close to making me abandon RTF::Writer [] in favor of generating PDFs.

    Now all you have to do is replace TeX. And I mean that. It will have to be done eventually. Why wait? Evolve now and avoid the rush later!

    • (Score:2, Interesting)

      Why do we have to replace TeX? I ask that out of genuine curiosity. Given that pdftex makes nice PDFs from TeX or LaTeX what are the things you want to do that TeX is weak at?

      If documents are destined to be read on paper they should probably be PDFs. If they are long technical articles/papers then TeX et al. would seem appropriate. But what about documents with significant amounts of data in them - say your phone bill. How should that be tackled? Or were you thinking about different classes of docume

    • Well it depends what you want - RTF has some stuff like widow/orphan control that PDF doesn't provide. If it's reports you want to generate though, you might want something as rigid as PDF so everyone's copy is forced to be the same.

      What's missing from PDFLib now? Is it just tables? I was thinking of adding those soonish (they're just an extension of the bounding box thing after all).