# [NTG-context] caching buffers?

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Fri Apr 12 23:35:32 CEST 2019

Am 2019-04-12 um 23:13 schrieb Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl>:

> On 4/12/2019 11:00 PM, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
>> Ahoi,
>> in my book I use a lot of buffers for examples. These get typeset (compiled) anew on every tex run (i.e. several times per context run). This needs a lot of time and is quite annoying. Is this somehow cacheable, so that it compiles only once per context run or (even better) only if the buffer changed?
>> How does the filter module handle this? I know it uses some checksum.
>> Should I "outsource" my buffers via t-filter?
>> If you need a MWE for this, I’ll assemble one. My actual setup is quite complicated, maybe that’s the problem...
> \starttext
>
>    \startbuffer[old-feature]
>        % load the relevant environment if needed
>        It works!
>    \stopbuffer
>
>    \typesetbuffer[old-feature][frame=on,width=4cm]
>
> \stoptext
>
> Only when buffers change they will be retypeset.

I used the same buffer name all the time.
Sorry for the noise.

Greetlings, Hraban
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