[NTG-pdftex] processing speed

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri May 29 20:29:40 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:
> An interesting note from DEL on a related prolem :
>>   [ dek:
>>         I think the strings are also needed for font file names.
>>         For ordinary input files I put the special code into \S537
>>         [which CET1 disabled] so that the Math Reviews could input
>>         lots of files.
>>         Of course there's a workaround (using the operating system
>>         to concatenate files!) but otherwise all I can suggest is a
>>         local change-file routine that tries to reclaim string space
>>         when closing files if the unneeded strings are still at the
>>         end of the string pool.  You could introduce a new array
>>         indexed by 1..max_in_open to keep relevant status information
>>         if it isn't already present (see \S304).
>>   ]

ah, so we're on the righttrack

just a thought .. can it be related to the synctex patch as it also 
keeps track of files

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