[tex-live] Making TeX run faster

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Mar 11 17:43:35 CET 2004

At 16:34 11/03/2004, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:
>I rebuilt our TeX installations here on about a dozen flavors of Unix
>earlier this week, making experiments with new compilers and compiler
>optimizations.  In many cases, the optimized code failed the trip
>and/or trap tests, but I ultimately got builds that did pass, and that
>run faster than older versions.  Here is a snippet from the report
>that I sent to our local TeX community:

what document did you use? the texbook?

also, when testing speed, it makes a difference if you run in batchmode or 
not; the speed of output to the the console differs a lot (varies per os, 
console buffer size, bitmap versus outline screen fonts, etc


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