[gs-bugs] [Bug 690225] Predictable input processing when reading from a pipe

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Mon Feb 16 11:31:17 PST 2009


alex.cherepanov at artifex.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |NEW
      everconfirmed|0                           |1

------- Additional Comments From alex.cherepanov at artifex.com  2009-02-16 11:31 -------
Ghostscript has to look ahead into the input stream to decide whether it's
PostScript, EPS, or PDF. That's why about 1K of characters are accumulated before
the processing starts. There's no buffering afterwards.

So the work around is easy. Fill the initial buffers with 1K of spaces and
enjoy unbuffered processing afterwards. Please confirm whether the proposed
work around is sufficient for you.

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