Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

Pythopdf

Although I really don’t like to wait until I run a program to learn that I’m mixing types incorrectly (which is a damn, damn, damn common programming error), moving PDF generation from OCaml to Python seems to have been a good idea—and I am learning how PDFs are made. It seems to be a fairly sensible format, perhaps not unlike what I might have designed; it reminds me a little bit of my implementation of queues for Cross/400 (an AS/400-to-normal-computer migration system).

Without terribly hurting my hands, I have been able to make a one-page document with the message ‘ABC’, using unembedded PostScript core fonts, and the code is fairly well structured for one-pass generation.
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