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PDF’s Brittleness: A Lament PDF – An optimal solution

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PDF is one of the most brittle and unforgiving formats I’ve ever worked with, in the sense that if you introduce even one stray byte into the middle of a file, you stand a 99% chance of wrecking the reading frame for the whole file (kind of like a frameshift error in DNA giving rise to ‘nonsense proteins’), totally breaking the world.

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