[Tex/LaTex] ny reason to compile to DVI rather than PDF these days


I appreciate that in the past, latex was faster than pdflatex, but computer speeds being what they are nowadays, I can't see any difference in how quickly documents compile…

So, given that the end product I want is the PDF, are there good reasons not to always compile to pdf?

Best Answer

Unless you are a heavy PSTricks user, I think the answer is no, you can always go to pdf directly. Actually, in modern TeX distributions, latex is pdflatex in dvi mode; the underlying engine is the same.

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