[NTG-pdftex] Re: [dev-context] Re: \showskips bug

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Nov 17 09:45:06 CET 2005


Taco Hoekwater wrote:

>
>
> Hans Hagen wrote:
>
>>> That's fixed, a while back. my pdfetex now quitted at
>>>
>>>   [94729] [94730] [94731] [94732] [94733] [94734] [94735] [94736
>>>   ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [indirect objects table size=300000].
>>>   <output> {\shipout \box 255
>>>                             \global \advance \pageno 1 \unhbox 255 }
>>>   <to be read again>
>>>                    \end
>>>   l.3 \bye
>>>
>>>   !  ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file is not finished!
>>>   Transcript written on out.log.
>>>
>>> After a minute or two.
>>
>>
>> ah, so in practice it will quit earlier depending on other objects 
>> used (i'm not sure if for instance objects of included graphics use 
>> that piece of memory)
>
>
> This is mostly the required page objects. 3 objects are used per actual
> (totally empty) page:
>
>   13 0 obj << /Length 0 >> stream endstream endobj
>   12 0 obj << /Type /Page /Contents 13 0 R /Resources 11 0 R
>               /MediaBox [0 0 595.2756 841.8898] /Parent 7 0 R >> endobj
>   11 0 obj << /ProcSet [ /PDF ] >> endobj
>
> It is a bit wasteful to keep those in the indirects objects table
> for ever and onwards, but I am not sure if it is doable to flush
> them right away. (CC ntg-pdftex)

well, the procset is obsolete anyway, so that could save one object already

Hans



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