[NTG-pdftex] [ pdftex-Feature Requests-87 ] In case of fatal errors, delete the output file

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Feature Requests item #87, was opened at 2004-07-02 11:13
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Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Martin Schröder (oneiros)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: In case of fatal errors, delete the output file

Initial Comment:
When pdfTeX currently encounters a fatal error, it
closes it's output file, which leads to
incomplete/corrupt files.

pdfTeX should produce only valid files, and in case of
fatal errors the output should be deleted.

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>Comment By: Martin Schröder (oneiros)
Date: 2004-07-02 14:21

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Simply truncating a pdf still makes it invalid (because the
file structure is incomplete). Producing a valid truncated
output file in case of fatal errors will be tricky and not
always possible. Deleting the corrupt output is much easier.

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Comment By: Taco Hoekwater (taco)
Date: 2004-07-02 13:50

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If deleting the file doesnt work, truncation is probably
still better than nothing. (?)

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