[NTG-pdftex] increasing max_strings
dak at gnu.org
Wed Oct 10 14:05:11 CEST 2007
Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:
> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Does anybody know offhand whether I can expect bad effects? After
> I vaguely recall having problems when I tried to raise the value,
> but I can't remember what was wrong, and I am not even sure anymore
> if I crossed the 16-bit boundary, sorry.
> The value 262143 is probably only a legacy of 36-bit words on the
> PDP-10, but ...
I did some sort of cursory code review of pdftex.web and found nothing
obvious that would go wrong.
I am still somewhat queasy about this.
Perhaps Hans has some anecdotal evidence? I could imagine that the
Pragma workflow will tend to favor PDFTeX compilations with large
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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