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Re: doc-view.el: about cursor and filename display

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: doc-view.el: about cursor and filename display
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 16:56:10 +0200
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Thus, for PS, we would show the text initially; for PDF and DVI, we
>>> would show the rendered form initially.  That seems ok.
>> I am actually looking at PDF source quite often.  It is, after all,
>> more or less a restricted form of PostScript as long as one does not
>> use compression (but compression can be used in PostScript, too).
> Unlike postscript, I think editing of pdf files as text is vanishingly
> rare, even if it's possible, and clearly shouldn't be the default.
> Clearly it would be nice if choosing the default action for any given
> file type was easy though...

There is a difference to PostScript, actually: when I am looking at
PDF, I am only _reading_ it, ever (PDF contains file offset tables at
the end which makes it rather inconvenient to hand-edit).

One can actually write PostScript, in contrast.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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