[NTG-pdftex] increasing max_strings

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Wed Oct 10 14:05:11 CEST 2007

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Does anybody know offhand whether I can expect bad effects?  After
> I vaguely recall having problems when I tried to raise the value,
> but I can't remember what was wrong, and I am not even sure anymore
> if I crossed the 16-bit boundary, sorry.
> The value 262143 is probably only a legacy of 36-bit words on the
> PDP-10, but ...

I did some sort of cursory code review of pdftex.web and found nothing
obvious that would go wrong.

I am still somewhat queasy about this.

Perhaps Hans has some anecdotal evidence?  I could imagine that the
Pragma workflow will tend to favor PDFTeX compilations with large

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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