[NTG-pdftex] Creating identical PDF files with different pdfTeX runs

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Wed Mar 15 16:57:30 CET 2006

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:

> regression tests at the macro package (output) level is something
> else; afaik latex already has regression tests

Oh, very interesting - where are these?

>; as said: analyzing the
> page stream or objects is non trivial, and even simple changes in
> pdftex or in annot/object/literal support will make a comparison
> nearly impossible

So maybe for pdfTeX development mainly the bitmap-based tests are
useful;  but for macro packages, based on a given pdfTeX version, I
think the PDF based tests make sense, too.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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