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bug#5102: 23.1; doc-view on a buffer not linked to a file


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: bug#5102: 23.1; doc-view on a buffer not linked to a file
Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2009 11:12:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> No, it cannot handle non-file buffers, because ghostscript and
>> friends only handle input files and don't support piping in the
>> output.
>
> I don't mean to meddle here, and I might be way off base.
>
> But FYI, printing.el uses ghostview (gsview32.exe on Windows), which
> IIRC comes with ghostscript (gsprint.exe on Windows), in order to show
> buffer contents. You might take a look at that.

At a first glance, it looks to me that it also saves the buffer contents
to some temporary file.

Bye,
Tassilo





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