[Dev-luatex] Benchmark.

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Apr 2 17:42:54 CEST 2007



David Kastrup wrote:

> Some of it might be the difference in table sizes for the plain TeX
> executable.  But the factor of 25 seems to fit rather well also with
> the LaTeX format test.  Any idea where the bulk of this would be from?
> What would somebody wanting to use LuaTeX in a production environment
> do (apart from getting his head examined, I mean)?

Luatex is slower than normal tex, and I expect the values for dumping
latex are about right.Dumping any format is quite a bit slower,
because the format is a) bigger, b) more complex, and c) compressed.

What is wrong with that tex.tex file is a mystery. I have not seen
such slowness here and do not (yet) comprehend what is going on. Is
there any particular part where it hesitates, or is it just overall
much slower?

Best,
Taco


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