Lua / Tikz / pgf works for pdflatex only ?

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Lua / Tikz / pgf works for pdflatex only ?

 Does anyone familiar with Tikz/pgf know why the output from pdflatex terminal or "lua tikz" terminal should not work with the normal "latex" command line processing as opposed to requiring "pdflatex"? https://sourceforge.net/p/gnuplot/bugs/1822/If there is a good reason, should we put in the output LaTeX/TeX code some type of error message that complains when compiled without pdflatex? Dan ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Attend Shape: An AT&T Tech Expo July 15-16. Meet us at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA to explore cutting-edge tech and listen to tech luminaries present their vision of the future. This family event has something for everyone, including kids. Get more information and register today. http://sdm.link/attshape_______________________________________________ gnuplot-beta mailing list [hidden email] Membership management via: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gnuplot-beta
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Re: Lua / Tikz / pgf works for pdflatex only ?

 On 28 June 2016 at 23:38, Daniel J Sebald wrote: > Does anyone familiar with Tikz/pgf know why the output from pdflatex > terminal or "lua tikz" terminal should not work with the normal "latex" > command line processing as opposed to requiring "pdflatex"? > > https://sourceforge.net/p/gnuplot/bugs/1822/The "plot sin(x)" as opposed to "test" works for me. I would suspect fill patterns, but there might of course be any other reason for the failure. > If there is a good reason, should we put in the output LaTeX/TeX code > some type of error message that complains when compiled without pdflatex? That would be a very bad idea in my opinion. First of all please note that many graphics (like "plot sin(x)") work even when compiled via dvi->ps route. There's probably just something wrong with pattern fill or one of those special features which might just as well be a bug in TikZ (using pdflatex makes a lot more sense nowadays than going through dvi, so I doubt that special features in TikZ really get any extensive testing in the old workflow). The other problem is that it is very tricky if not impossible to determine the engine being used. People could use dvipdfmx instead of dvips to process the files, or XeTeX, LuaTeX, upTeX or any other exotic workflow. How exactly would you decide when to break the compilation and when not? Mojca ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Attend Shape: An AT&T Tech Expo July 15-16. Meet us at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA to explore cutting-edge tech and listen to tech luminaries present their vision of the future. This family event has something for everyone, including kids. Get more information and register today. http://sdm.link/attshape_______________________________________________ gnuplot-beta mailing list [hidden email] Membership management via: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gnuplot-beta
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