Re: Postscript Parser

Wolfgang Glunz <>
26 Oct 1997 22:14:31 -0500

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From: Wolfgang Glunz <>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.postscript,comp.compilers
Date: 26 Oct 1997 22:14:31 -0500
Organization: Siemens AG
References: 97-10-091 97-10-101
Keywords: parse

Peter Davis wrote:
> [ re recognizing rectangles in Postscript code ]
> The simplest approach would be to create a short PostScript prolog
> which redefines certain operators to test for "rectangle-ness," and
> then writes the appropriate HTML to a file. You would probably want
> to redefine stroke, fill, rectstroke and rectfill.
> This will not be completely bullet-proof, but it's simple, and will
> probably cover all the cases you need to worry about.

You should take a look at pstoedit which provides a sort of "framework"
for such tasks:


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