# [tex-k] [comp.text.tex] web2c wish...

Michael John Downes mjd@ams.org
27 Feb 2002 17:01:57 -0500

David.Kastrup@t-online.de (David Kastrup) writes:

> The idea is to have an in-memory copy of LaTeX hanging around, or even
> a document already run up to \begin{document}, that is eager to
> process or reprocess a small document or a document part as fast as
> imaginable.
>
> Anybody better ideas or thoughts why this is not a good idea?

Saving and restoring global state seems troublesome? LaTeX counters are
one example---I assume you would plan to do something to prevent first
run of a small document having section numbers 1-4 and second run 5-8
--- but there might be other problems of global state depending on your
material.