[reportlab-users] deterministic output?

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Wed Oct 31 13:09:41 EDT 2018

We have done quite a lot of work to make the output deterministic, but probably you need to test the effect of environment 
variable RL_invariant=1. However I think there has been a recent change to python 3.x to make dictionaries more random which might 
make things harder.

On 31/10/2018 16:43, Chris Jerdonek wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm planning to write some tests of code that uses ReportLab to
> generate some PDFs. My question is--
> To what extent is ReportLab's PDF generation deterministic? For
> example, will the output files be the same byte-for-byte if I generate
> the PDF's on different platforms -- provided that the version of
> ReportLab is the same? Are there any known gotchas?
> Thanks,
> --Chris
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Robin Becker

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