December 19th, 2006
|04:42 pm - This one's for the Ladies!|
You know what I hate?
And you know what I hate worse than PostScript?
Attempting to make a TIF image, converting that to PostScript, attempting to make that into an appropriate encapsulated postscript file with the correct translations and rotations so that I can call .PSPIC from a troff document and use that as letterhead without mucking with the troff in twenty-seven million Perl commands.
All because the company I work for decided to move their main office.
Working with PostScript, Perl, and troff makes me both happy and grateful to live in a world where such tools exist, while at the same time makes me feel like smoking some serious pharmaceutical mind-altering substance which has no modern equivalent.
And have a nice day.
|Date:||December 20th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)|| |
[ head goes =boom= ]
Er ... d'oh.
Nevermind. I believe you, whatever it was you were saying. ;)
::passes the mind-altering substance::
Well, technically, it's "groff" not "troff," but it's really not much of a difference for all practical purposes. It's like "vi" vs. "vim."
I have a way of fixing that- Latex and /beginfigure.
Oh wait I am the dork here *runs away*
You know what I hate worse than troff?
|Date:||December 21st, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)|| |
brings up the point, why eps? even pdflib would be more sane
.PSPIC can only handle PostScript, AFAIK.
And PostScript can be easily printed, faxed, displayed as a PDF and so forth.
And troff to PostScript is a lot easier than writing PostScript directly.
And lots of other reasons that mostly have to do with the fact that we have a boat-load of legacy code that works perfectly for our purposes but is focused on troff, PostScript, and so forth.