# [NTG-context] TeX capacity exceeded.... but....

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Thu Mar 17 23:29:45 CET 2022

```On 3/17/2022 11:14 PM, jbf via ntg-context wrote:
> I'd like to understand what is happening in this particular instance:
>
> While playing with a suggestion to a recent request (re
> \currentlistentrynumber etc.) I suddenly got a compiling error:
>
> TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [file=2000].
>
> I returned everything to how it was before I was trying out those
> suggestions, but still got the error, so I began the \stopdocument
> routine fairly early in the document... same problem still. Then I
> brought the \stopdocument well forward, immediately after the standard
> makeup pages and the document compiled. When I removed \stopdocument,
> the entire document compiled as it should.
>
> So the basic question is: what can be causing the error message? This
> has happened to me on two occasions with this document - it occurred
> once before I had even begun experimenting with the \currentlistentry
> options, so I do not think that the problem lies there. And when it
> occurred that time, I again solved it with \stopdocument routine, but
> further into the document. And similarly, once it compiled that far and
> I removed it, the whole document compiled once more.
>
> If it is too complicated an explanation for an email response, maybe
> just point me to a document that explains the issue.
a guess ... it looks like you load the same file so you have some
nesting / grouping problem; (some file loaders keep track of being