[dev-context] natural table error

Vit Zyka vit.zyka at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 10:21:16 CET 2008

Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Vit Zyka <vit.zyka at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
>>>> Error:
>>>> ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save size=5000].
>>> Hi Vit,
>>> your TeX run out of memory, you should increase the save size
>>> and the table should work.
>>> Wolfgang
>> Yuoops! You are right Wolfgang. Thank you.
>> I did not realize that I have a different memory setting in my old and
>> new ConTeXt instalation and I suspected it was caused by macro recurse
>> loops.
> This is also the default value in my installation.
> You should know tables are read into memory first and this will fill
> the save size, this works in plain TeX with pages spanning a few hundred
> pages but every cell in natural tables is also a \framed command and the
> definitions for table cells and framed are long and complicated.
> Wolfgang

Yes Wolfgang, I know about this; I am stupid I did not have this in mind 
detecting the error message.

My ConTeXting is never-ending fight with strange behaviour/version 
dependency/bugs. This fight is a adventurous pleasure on one hand but 
sometimes also time-consuming pain on the other one. I am feeling a bit 
paranoid of that to being view a bug even where there no one is.

Please do not read this as a complain. ConTeXt is too complicated piece 
of software that is why it is understandable. Problem (?) is it is still 
rapidly developed. Before some stabilization might bring nearer another 
reorganization/development (e.g. MKIV) fires :) Perhaps c'est la vie.


P.S. Thanks also to Hans for his answer.

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