[dev-context] Re: \showskips bug

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Nov 17 09:31:19 CET 2005



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)

Greetings, Taco




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