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Re: Strange behavior of "root" in "over"'s context

From: T. Kurt Bond
Subject: Re: Strange behavior of "root" in "over"'s context
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 21:11:17 -0500 (EST)

Valeriy E. Ushakov writes:
> Take TPS (Tiny PostScript from Arcadia Project), which is PS, the
> language, sans graphics.  Link it with Lout.  Change @Graphics to pass
> it's left paramter through it.  For PS it will flatten the PS code,
> for PDF it will distill it.  Of course you take care to provide
> different implementations for different backends.  E.g. "setrgbcolor"
> in PS backend takes numbers from stack prints them to the output
> stream and then it prints "setrgbcolor"; in PDF backend it prints
> numbers prints "rg" prints numbers again then prints "RG".  And so on.
> TPS have freeze/thaw capibilities, so you freeze after all the
> @PrependGraphic and just before starting the first page.  You restore
> the state before the page starts and discard it after the page is
> over.
> Anyone interested?

Actually, that does sound very interesting.
T. Kurt Bond, address@hidden

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