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Re^3: pdf::api2 page question

by talexb (Chancellor)
on Oct 03, 2005 at 15:08 UTC ( #496952=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: pdf::api2 page question
in thread pdf::api2 page question

    This method may not work very well though if you are generating thousands of pages per document.

Why not?

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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Re^4: pdf::api2 page question
by donarb (Beadle) on Oct 03, 2005 at 16:10 UTC
    Because you would have all of your document's pages loaded into memory. That may not be the ideal situation depending on your machine's available memory. Not a big deal really, just something to consider.

      In that case you probably want to look into some sort of caching arrangement, where your pages are swapped to disk while you run through the document. Something like Cache would probably do the job nicely.

      Once you get to the end of the document, you can go back to the first page, add the "1 of 3456 pages" to the page, write that page out, flush that page from the cache, and continue to the end.

      Alex / talexb / Toronto

      "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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