[Dev-luatex] Assignments in TeX's mouth, or: "Dr. Zaius, it can talk!"

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Aug 14 14:37:57 CEST 2007


Jonathan Sauer wrote:
> Hello,
> 
>>> BTW: Why is it possible to have 268435456 (2^28) catcode tables?
>>> That strikes me, more than 65536 registers, as nearly unlimited.
>>> Why not "only" 65536, especially since one would likely run out of 
>>> memory long before exhausting this amount?
>> the same is true for the number of lua instances, one seldom 
>> needs more than a few, but we saw no reason for a limitation
> 
> That of course is true.
> 
> Do you have any specific applications for catcode tables in mind?

in context mkiv we have a couple defined e.g. for verbatim

Hans

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