[tex-live] TeX Live 2004 final vs development: speed of TeX

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Tue Nov 30 19:11:05 CET 2004

> The most likely cause of slowdown for TeX is excessive searching for
> files.  Remember, TeX is just a filter: its processing time in most

Just to add one thing: when using pdftex, the new map file loading code
(using avl trees) also gives a significant speedup if large map files
are being loaded.


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