Me, I'd be *far* more inclined to produce PDF than postscript. There
are a number of modules in CPAN to produce PDF. ISTR one called
PDF::Write was particularly easy to produce text and graphics in...
All the best,
On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 10:26:59AM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> ok, here i am staring at my shell prompt. on my desk is a copy of
> o'reilly's programming web graphics open to the pages on postscript
> and perl. i'm drawing a blank. :)
>> here's the story: i have a mysql data source filled with stuff i need
> to put into dead tree format. myself and others have built a very
> nifty set of linux servers, but when it comes down to it the suits get
> impressed by what shows up on pulp and web pages. so i'm experimenting
> with postscript.
>> i'm trying the PostScript::Document class, but it seems to only support
> PostScript::TextAreas not PostScript::Elements. and i'd really like to
> be ably to do more than the line graphics PostScript::Elements supports -
> maybe EPSF with PostScript::EPSF? are there cpan modules i'm missing?
> (and why hasn't walnut creek sent me a new cpan cd?! their latest is
> from last september!)
>> anyway, maybe perl is the wrong solution. i need something that i
> can spit stuff out quickly (ie i'm not coding this in c unless there's
> some super groovy ps lib), can connect to mysql, and has some postscript
> libs of some sort. python? scheme? anyone tried doing similar things?
> i'd prefer not to do it in java.
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