[NTG-pdftex] processing speed

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Sat May 30 00:12:33 CEST 2009


On Sat, 30 May 2009, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Does the string pool contain the hash for control sequences?  This
> would explain the behavior.  From texmf.cnf:
>
> % Max number of characters in all strings, including all error messages,
> % help texts, font names, control sequences.  These values apply to TeX and MP.
> pool_size = 1250000

fwiw, the string pool increases only slowly with every input file, and
the most recent contents after each ship_out is:

...exsometext.tex./sometext.texsometext.tex./sometext.texsometext.tex./sometext.tex

Regards, Hartmut


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