[NTG-pdftex] \pdfpagesresources?

Pawel Jackowski jackos1 at poczta.onet.pl
Sun Jul 3 12:18:54 CEST 2005

Hi there,

what do you think about adding \pdfpagesresources primitive toks list?

> Thanh:
> the answer is simple: nobody ever asked for it, and I don't
> need it for myself :). If considered it can be added without
> problems.

I agree we can live without \pdfpagesresources, as well as we could
without \pdfpagesattr. Hovever, collecting named resources per document
is much easier than per page. In many cases we don't need different
/Resources dict for each page and globally assigned (identical)
\pdfpageresources toks list is unnecessarily written into PDF output
each time the page is shipped out. It makes a difference for big documents.

Of course one can save some time and space by writing resources as
objects and storing object rerefences in \pdfpageresources. But to make
things cool I'd opt to add primitive \pdfpagesresources toks list.

Pawe/l Jackowski
P.Jackowski at gust.org.pl

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