[tex-live] context/metafun memory sizes

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Nov 20 12:16:38 CET 2006


I just looked at texmf.cnf and saw these values (in relative
order of appearance)

   main_memory           = 1500000
   main_memory.context   = 1500000
   main_memory.mpost     = 1500000
   main_memory.mpost     = 1000000
   main_memory.metafun   = 2500000

   pool_size             = 1250000
   pool_size.mpost       =  500000
   pool_size.metafun     = 1000000

I propose to include only this:

   main_memory           = 1500000
   pool_size             = 1250000

Context's main_memory requirements compared to other packages are
no longer as excessive as they once were, it seems ;-)

Metafun can easily run with 1 mln words less, the extra size is
only needed for really, really large images.

Additionally, if there are various metapost main_memory sizes, you
have to be really,really careful about using -progname or the new
metapost 0.99 will refuse to load the .mem files.

Greetings, Taco

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