[Dev-luatex] Assignments in TeX's mouth, or: "Dr. Zaius, it can talk!"

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Aug 14 14:21:31 CEST 2007

Jonathan Sauer wrote:
> Hello,
>>> BTW: Why is it possible to have 268435456 (2^28) catcode tables?
>>> That strikes me, more than 65536 registers, as nearly unlimited.
>>> Why not "only" 65536, especially since one would likely run out of 
>>> memory long before exhausting this amount?

The question should be: why only 65536 registers instead of 2^28.
The answer: there are not enough hours in a day.

Best wishes,

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