[NTG-context] [luatex] Itemize without page break

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Mar 20 15:57:51 CET 2012


On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:49:48PM -0700, Kip Warner wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 06:46 +0100, Wolfgang Schuster wrote:
> > TeX has it’s problem with certain errors, accept it.
> 
> It is not a problem with the program raising an error, it was how it
> went about doing it. It should not have to take down the entire
> operating system to indicate to the user that there was a non-intuitive
> syntactical error in typesetting.

Older TeX engines had hard memory limit, so in case of such
"syntactical" errors the engine would consume all its allocated memory
and die (with a misleading error message), LuaTeX dynamically allocates
memory (for good reasons) so it won't stop before consuming all your
available memory, its the responsibility of an operating system to
prevent such a faulty application from taking the whole system down.

Regards,
 Khaled


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