[NTG-context] bib module in pdftex and luatex

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Dec 21 13:47:54 CET 2007


Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
> Hi all (esp. Taco ;-),
> 
> here's a very fundamental question about the bib-module: my main bib  
> file now has ~ 1,700 entries. When I tried to compile a file which  
> includes bibliographic references in mkii, I got this error:
> 
> ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [hash size=60000].
> \@@shortsectionnumber ...\c!conversion \endcsname
>                                                    \relax \@EA \ifx  
> \csname \...
> 
> \@@longsectionnumber ...\@@shortsectionnumber {#1}
>                                                    \fi
> \finalsectionnumber ...alue {\@@sectie \c!number }
>                                                    \fi \fi
> \dodododoconstructhead ...er {\someheadconversion
>                                                    }\getvalue {\??ko  
> #1\c!inb...
> l.162 \section{Textausgaben}
> 
> !  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
> 
> The same file compiles without errors in mkiv. So I'm curious: Is it  
> possible that the bib file is just too large for mkii? Or is it more  
> probable that there's some error in it such as missing crossref etc?  
> Does anyone have experience with large bib files and the bib module?

you can increase the hash size in texmf.cnf ... if so, then also remake 
the format

in mkiv we need less hash space if only because it got rid of encodings 
and regimes

Hans


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