frank at g-n-u.de
Wed Oct 17 13:28:13 CEST 2001
> I vote against any such sweeping change. It is enough to say the
> --standard-pascal refers to ISO-1.
Opinions seem to be divided on what to do. Until and unless there's
an agreement, I'll do nothing about it. ;-)
> What is the status of the Extended Pascal (10206) standard? Is it
> an official standard, or in the proposed state. I just downloaded
> the postscript version, and that is a monster to handle on this
> machine. Ghostview takes forever, can't backup, etc.
Yep, they removed the PostScript DSC comments, apparently for no
good reason. I'm probably not allow to distribute a version with
them added again, but the attached script (requires bash and GNU
awk) will do it on your local copy). This will allow gs to backup
and to jump to arbitrary pages.
> I haven't even the vaguest idea of how to talk to the printer. It
> is a Samsung Laser, which comes with drivers, but not a word about
> the interface at the plug. Can it accept postscript (which is
> really text)? I don't know, but I doubt it. Can it accept text
> with terminal cr/lf, I don't know. Are there ESC sequences to do
> whatever? I still don't know. I can't even find anything from
> their website - it rejected any attempts to download anything
> midway for unknown reasons. Multiple times. Bah humbug.
> Compilers are nice and simple. They have a gozinta and a
Yeah, I know this problem. Most modern printers (except PostScript
printers which are quite a bit more expensive) have a proprietary
interface and only come with a Windoze driver (and if you're lucky,
a Linux driver), but no documentation of the interface ...
Frank Heckenbach, frank at g-n-u.de, http://fjf.gnu.de/
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