[NTG-context] No performance improvement under OS X with new beta?

Steffen Wolfrum context at st.estfiles.de
Fri Mar 4 21:13:40 CET 2005


Matthias Weber <matweber at indiana.edu> wrote:

>  Hello,
>
>  after the recent discussion of ConTeXt processing (some) files 4 times
>  as often under OS X
>  than elsewhere, I decided to upgrade to the most recent beta and run a
>  speed comparison
>  on notes I am writing. To my dismay, here are the results:
>
>  Old version:
>
>  ConTeXt  ver: 2004.11.23  fmt: 2004.12.16
>  TeXExec 5.2.3
>
>  total run time : 324 seconds
>
>
>  New version:
>
>  ConTeXt  ver: 2005.03.02  fmt: 2005.3.4
>    total run time : 416 seconds
>
>  And I was hoping for a speed increase by a factor of 4 :(
>  (I renamed the TeX source for both runs)



As far as I can judge the current version does not yet benefit from 
our discussion concerning the runs under OSX.

"ConTeXt  ver: 2005.03.02" (pragma site calls it 2005-02-03 [?] 15:19 
) doesn't include the changes that Patrick (no more "8 runs") found 
out:

sub FlushFiles
   { print TUO "%\n" . "% $Program / Files\n" . "%\n" ;
     foreach $File (sort keys %Files)
       { print TUO "% $File ($Files{$File})\n" }
     print TUO "%\n" ;
     $NOfFiles = keys %Files ;

"texutil.pl" is untouched.

I guess Hans is still verifying this perl hassle?

Steffen


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