The package provides macros that emulate the ‘colour stack’ functionality of dvips. The colour stack deals with colour manipulations when asynchronous events (like page-breaking) occur. At the time the package was written, pdfTeX did not (yet) have such a stack, though dvips has had one for a long time. The color package makes extensive use of the dvips stack..
This package is an experimental solution to the problem, and works best with pdfeTeX. For current releases of pdfTeX (later than version 1.40.0), this package is not needed, since “real” colour stacks are available.
The author is Heiko Oberdiek. The package is Copyright © 2000,2005-2008 Heiko Oberdiek.
License: lppl1.3 Version: 1.3, dated: 2016-05-16 Catalogued: 2016-05-18