[dev-context] Register allocation handling

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue May 23 18:01:46 CEST 2006


Sorry, wrong list ... should have gone to dev-luatex:

Taco

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've just committed a new version to the repository that uses
> omega-style (flat array) register allocation instead of
> etex-style (sparse array).
> 
> This means that luatex now has 65536 (2^16) of each of the
> registers
> 
>    \newcount
>    \newskip
>    \newmuskip
>    \newdimen
>    \newtoks
>    \newbox
>    \newmarks
> 
> The marks code is completely new, and not very optimized yet, but
> it should not be much worse than pdfetex for a 'normal' document
> (when no more than 50 or so separate mark classes).
> 
> Cheers, Taco
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