[PYTHON DOC-SIG] Python TIM processor...
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 18:20:18 PDT
Excerpts from direct: 10-Sep-96 Re: [PYTHON DOC-SIG] Python.. "Fred L.
> texindex or makeindex?
> The requirement on ghostscript seems high, but I think I understand
> what you're trying to do. I'd be more tempted to write something like
> @picture base-file-name
> and have the processor add the extension based on output format and
> availability. If the required image isn't available in the right
> format, the conversion should be applied on an as-needed basis. This
> would allow the conversion policy used in the released version to be
> highly flexible while still providing effection implementation of the
> specific policy you describe. For users who prefer to do images in
> formats other than EPS, the option is fairly clean. (Then do
> conversions based on table lookup, with a configurable table... see
> Grail: html2ps.py. ;-)
It's a nice idea, but too complicated. We tried that here at PARC with
System-33, and found it an untenable morass. EPS seems a good
compromise that can be converted to most desired formats, and works
reasonably well for both drawings and images.
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