[rfa/5] add PDF target to doc directory

Paul Hilfinger hilfingr@EECS.Berkeley.EDU
Sun May 28 16:48:00 GMT 2000

For some time now, I have been using ordinary LaTeX (2e), plus dvips
with Type 1 font definitions for the CMR fonts, and plus ps2pdf based
on recent versions of Ghostscript (currently I have 6.21, although
anything after 6.0 worked, plus some before whose version numbers I
don't remember).  Together, these do a very nice job. The PDF file
inserts Type 1 font definitions instead of bit-mapped fonts, things
look quite nice on the screen, and many Distiller-style markups
(including everything needed for the hyperref package in latex).  An
unscientific check suggests that the resulting PDF files are smaller
than with pdflatex.  Substituting "TeX" for "LaTeX" in the above
shouldn't change matters, since the recent improvements are to the
post-DVI part of the processing.

In short, I don't anticipate ever using pdflatex or pdftex again for
my own purposes.  Of course, extraneous considerations (such as the
current state of typically installed software) may dictate other
choices for GDB.

Paul Hilfinger

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