2004.03.19 17:50 "[Tiff] txt to tiff", by Soledad Alborno

2004.03.20 22:50 "Re: [Tiff] txt to tiff", by Joris Van Damme

Every Windows box around me has GhostScript and GSView installed...

I suspect these Windows boxes are setup by native Unix men. I've yet to see the first Windows box with GhostScript or GSView on it, and while I do not claim to have seen 'em all, I've been around a day or two, too.

It's amazing, how little both worlds know what the other world looks like. And I do speak from experience, I *am experiencing* how little I know about what your world looks like. Adding to this thick fog is the fact that I'm not even coding in C, really. I haven't touched C for over 7 years or so (except for translation from C, not to C, and for compiling a *limited* number of 3rd party stuff like LibTiff and LibJpeg.). I use Delphi, ObjectPascal. To us, Delphinians, these things don't even come to mind. Most of us would have a very hard time even compiling them, if we were forced to use them. And next, there's the problem of header translation and such... Not exactly trivial. In my world, when someone suggests using these, which is rare, he usually points to precompiled stuff, and warns that even this is a lot of trouble to set up and use.

Which is probably why native Windows men like myself don't even think of GhostScript en Enscript and the like, for a task like this, but naturally use windows GDI for rendering. I believe I'm not an exception in the world I live in, quite the contrary.

Joris Van Damme
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