[NTG-context] Strange Behaviour / Strange Memory effect when creating pdf charts with the chart module in context

moritz braun moritz.braun at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 08:40:24 CET 2010


Hi there

this is not really my experience

Even when deleting all the many files that context creates, There is a
strange memory effect!!!

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> moritz braun wrote:
>>
>> Dear All
>>
>> I am experiencing a strange problem with the chart module using
>> context on ubuntu.
>> this module allows for the creating of nice flow charts!
>> however
>> when creating the  flow chart from the source code with
>> texexec --pdf  chart.tex
>> the resultiong pdf file sometimes shows information that is not in the tex
>> file
>> but was in a previous version of it, i.e. some kind of a wierd memoery
>> effect is present
>> I am wondering, where does context keep its cache.
>> In order to debug this problem I installed context  on another ubuntu box
>> and
>> when freshly installed , i.e. for the first call of texexec the result
>> was fine. however
>> any subsequent call will again create unpredictable effects.
>> I have written some  documentation using context and the chart module
>> and today is may last day in the project and I need to hand this over!
>
> Yes, this sometimes happens. Context stores is transitional data
> in \jobname.tuo for 'texexec' (\jobname.tuc for 'context') and
> if you use the chart module, I know for a fact that at least the .tuo
> tends to lag behind a bit.
>
> The solution is to run 'texexec' (or 'context', but I suspect the
> problem is with 'texexec' ) once more without doing any edits.
>
> Best wishes,
> Taco
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