[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?


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