[NTG-pdftex] processing speed

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri May 29 19:26:57 CEST 2009


The Thanh Han wrote:

> indeed it must be something with string recycling (in
> tex.ch) during "\input something"; however both tex & pdftex
> (in texlive) seem not to release the filename string, but
> pdftex takes longer to process later \input's. FWIW,
> pdftex doesn't create new strings in Reinhard's example (it
> runs in dvi mode).

i remember a discussion about this filename issue and that it is 
supposed to be reclaimed when it's the last thing added to the pool 
(some etex thing) but i cannot find anything on the web

Hans

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